CloudsStorms and Other Weather

Anatomy of a Storm’s Clouds

Students analyze cloud data from a storm that crossed the United States in late November 2019. They identify cloud types from photos of the sky in various locations to identify the zonation of clouds across a cold and warm front.
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Cloud Viewer

  Use the Cloud Viewer to explore the clouds and sky outside. What type of clouds do you see? What color is the sky?
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Clouds in the Air: Why Are They There?

An experiment that demonstrates why there are clouds in the sky. Start with air, invisible water vapor, particles we call condensation nuclei, and air pressure...the cloud comes later!
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Clouds Teaching Box

A collection of educational resources to bring cloud science to elementary students.
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Clouds, Weather, and Climate Teaching Box

This Teaching Box combines activities, data analysis, and discussion to help high school students consider how weather can affect clouds and how clouds can affect climate.
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Create a Portable Cloud

  In this hands-on activity, students experiment to discover how moisture, pressure, temperature, and condensation nuclei play a role in cloud formation.
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Drawing Clouds Inside the Lines

  In this classroom activity, students investigate how clouds change over time by making repeat observations of a section of sky and then representing their data graphically.
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Get the Picture - Clouds and Climate

Students review illustrations, maps, cross-sections, and graphs that tell a piece of the story about the effects of clouds on climate. They answer "True and False" questions about each visual and discuss what they take away from the information.
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The Art of Clouds

Students use a cloud identification guide to identify clouds in landscape paintings, then make their own art to identify cloud types.