What Are Clouds Made Of?

Tiny bubbles, in my...clouds? Offer youngsters a hands-on, visual learning experience when reviewing the scientific concepts of condensation, water vapor, and the collection of droplets that make up clouds.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • This lesson would fit nicely with or following a review of the water cycle or states of matter
  • If you do not have access to an overhead projector (as recommended in Part 2), consider adding droplets of water to students' desks or hands to illustrate the concept
Classroom Considerations

  • While the first lesson recommends using shaving cream, you may want to consider an alternative option such as whipped cream or soap bubbles
Pros

  • Two-part lesson with detailed instructions for teacher
  • Includes a follow-up worksheet
Cons

  • None
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