Looking at Clouds: Making a book that identifies cloud types and the weather conditions they bring
In this cloud assessment activity, students will be able to identify the different cloud types and the weather conditions that they bring. While having the opportunity to create their own cloud book, students will show their knowledge of the relationship between cloud types and using clouds to predict the weather.
1. Classifying clouds
2. Realize the relationship between cloud types and the weather conditions they bring
3. Clouds can be used to predict the weather
Context for Use
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Weather, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science
Description and Teaching Materials
1. Students cut out pictures of the different cloud types.
2. Students cut out descriptions of each cloud type.
3. Students cut out descriptions of the type of weather each cloud brings.
4. Students place the cloud pictures on their desk and then place the corresponding description and weather the cloud brings under the correlating cloud picture.
5. I check the cloud type, description and weather condition and record a grade.
6. If the student had an incorrect description or weather condition by a cloud we would discuss the error and make an adjustment. They would then reorder the descriptions.
7. The student would then assemble their cloud book.
Materials Needed (for each student):
*1 sheet of colored construction paper
*5- 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 pieces of blue construction paper
*Cloud pictures-cumulus, stratus, cirrus, nimbostartus, cumulonimbus
*Weather condition descriptions
*Colored pencils (to write the title of the book)
*Stapler (to staple the book together)