This PDF document discusses a field activity for K-12 students. The purpose of the activity is to observe type and cover of clouds including contrails. Students will observe ten types of clouds and how many of three types of contrails are visible, how much of the sky is covered with clouds, and how much is covered by contrails. The PDF is an instructor guide with detailed advice for administering the activity and data sheets.
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Part of the Starting Point collection. The Starting Point collection includes resources addressing the needs of faculty and graduate students designing, developing, and delivering entry-level undergraduate courses in geoscience.
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric structure and composition, Clouds and precipitation Resource Type: Activities:Field Activity, Activities Special Interest: Field-Based Teaching and Learning Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), Primary (K-2) Topics: Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Climate, Human Dimensions/Resources, Atmosphere Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Weather, Teach the Earth:Enhancing your Teaching:Teaching in the Field