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Activity
NASA

The Types of Clouds and What They Mean

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Learn to forecast the weather using cloud types. Budding meteorologists identify cloud types and learn to use a dichotomous key. As scholars develop observation and identification skills, they discover how different cloud types cause...
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Lesson Plan
PBS

NOVA Cloud Lab Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A sign that washed away from Hurricane Sandy in 2012 beached itself 3,595 miles away in France. This artifact and others from around the world help scientists understand water currents and the far-reaching impact of hurricanes. Scholars...
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Teach Engineering

Backyard Weather Station

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Challenge young meteorologists to apply their knowledge of weather to build their own weather stations. The resource provides the directions to build a weather station that contains a wind vane, barometer, thermometer, and rain gauge....
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Assessment
Sunburst Visual Media

Clouds

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Support science instruction with a combination of engaging activities and skills-based worksheets that focus on clouds. Learners take part in grand discussions, write an acrostic poem, complete graphic organizers, solve word puzzles, and...
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Unit Plan
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Weather Watch Activity Guide: Groundhog Day

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Exactly what do groundhogs know about weather? Not as much as your science students will after completing these lessons and activities that cover everything from the earth's rotation and the creation of shadows, to cloud...
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PPT
Curated OER

Weather

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here is a comprehensive and colorful collection of slides to introduce 4th - 8th graders to all things weather-related. The factors that contribute to weather are defined, types of clouds and the related conditions are explained, air...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Introduce Vocabulary: Clouds (Bauer)

For Teachers K - 3rd
What type of cloud is that? Explore meteorological vocabulary using Marion Bauer's book, Clouds (although these strategies could be used for any fiction or nonfiction text). Pre-teach the new words before reading the story aloud....
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Our Poetic Planet - Writing Poems about the Earth

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
As a way to combine language arts and science, try this lesson on writing cloud poetry. Begin by showing a PowerPoint presentation and images of cloud types. Take meteorology masters outdoors to explore the sky using the provided "Cloud...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Types of Clouds

For Students 5th - 6th
In this science worksheet, students read about four different types of clouds. Students also read a table that illustrates the heights each type of cloud can reach in the atmosphere.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Combining Clouds and Art in the Classroom

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Get your head in the clouds before teaching cloud types to your mini-meteorologists. The lesson opens with a beautiful PowerPoint presentation of clouds portrayed in different artists' paintings. After viewing artistic renditions,...
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PPT
Curated OER

Weather - Clouds and Precipitation

For Teachers 4th - 8th
It's raining! It's pouring! Your class will not be snoring when viewing this presentation. Cloud formation and types are explained in the first half. Forms of precipitation are detailed in the second half. Concepts are explained...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Severe Winter Weather

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers, in groups, investigate and demonstrate the science behind the development and characteristics of winter storms by creating a weather report.
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PPT
Curated OER

Clouds

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Introduce fourth and fifth graders to the different types of clouds with this presentation. The descriptions are simplistic and include the type of weather associated with each. You may want to replace the photos on each page with some...
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PPT
Curated OER

Clouds: A weather Predictor

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Predicting the weather can be as easy as understanding cloud formations. This presentation elucidates to the reasons clouds exist and how they are classified into four different types, cumulus, stratus, vertical, and cirrus. Tip: Take...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Weather Lesson 2

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students identify the elements that make up the earth's weather. Begin by having students pretend they are hiking along a mountain ridge. It's been sunny and warm all day, but you see a dark line of clouds moving from the west.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Using the Synoptic Code for the Prediction of Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars construct a thermoscreen for the experiment. In this earth science lesson, students make observations and interpret them using synoptic codes. They predict the weather based on gathered information.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Rain On

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore evaporation and condensation. In this water cycle lesson, 4th graders investigate their surroundings for real-life examples of evaporation and condensation. Students conduct various experiments.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Look Up!

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students investigate the sky.  In this weather and clouds lesson plan, students observe the sky and write journal entries using their five senses to describe what they see.  Students observe, identify, and write about the different types...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Cloud Fun

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students observe cumulus clouds. In this weather lesson, students go outside to look at cumulus clouds and observe what the weather is like when they find these types of clouds. They create a cumulus cloud in an art project and complete...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Hey You, Get Off My Cloud

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify different types of clouds. In this cloud lesson, 2nd graders describe clouds as cumulus, cirrus, or stratus and explain their formation. They discuss how the clouds affect the weather conditions. 
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Clouds

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore basic cloud types and the weather associated with each one.  In this earth science instructional activity, students participate in numerous activities including going outside to observe the clouds they see, making a...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Cloud Identification

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars study types of clouds. In this earth science lesson, students read the book The Cloud Book. Young scholars use photos to examine each type of cloud and visit suggested websites.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Clouds

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars explore clouds.  In this weather lesson, students identify the steps in the water cycle, define condensation and evaporation, and relate this information to cloud formation.  Young scholars perform a cloud experiment,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Cloud Types and Formation of Clouds

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students observe and photograph clouds. In this cloud lesson, students make a cloud scrapbook by photographing and completing a worksheet describing the clouds.  Students record other sky events such as rainbows.