Clouds and What They Mean

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An excellent resource on cloud types and descriptions could be a valuable addition to your science lesson. After kids learn the correct vocabulary to describe clouds, they complete several worksheets and thermometer activities before working on a quiz at the end of the packet.

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Instructional Ideas
  • If you haven't covered proverbs or poems in your lesson, have kids write a short paragraph about clouds they have seen
  • Take a nature walk and have kids lie on the grass, and note the types of clouds that they see
  • Send the packet home for independent practice, or for a project for parents to work on with their kids
  • Use in a unit about cloud types, climate and weather, or temperature
  • Give the first page to kids as a pre-assessment before beginning your cloud lesson
  • Includes a page on Latin roots for kids to analyze, helping them understand the names for different types of clouds
  • Straightforward for learners of all skill levels


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