What Are Clouds Made Of?

What are clouds and what do they have to do with the three sates of matter? Water changes states as it evaporates from the ground to create clouds. Watch a video that explains the science behind clouds and the different types seen in the sky.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Preview the video and create a comprehension worksheet that leaners complete as they watch
  • Have class members create a cloud spotting journal that they can use to make and record observations over a given period of time
Classroom Considerations

  • This is the 21st Earth science video in a series of 26
  • Best used in a study of the water cycle or weather
Pros

  • Speaker has a lot of enthusiasm making the topic more interesting
Cons

  • Presents information very fast
Common Core