Cloud Activities

Cloud Activities

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

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!

Use this cloud viewer to explore the clouds and sky outside. What type of clouds do you see? What color is the sky? Why do the clouds or colors vary?The Cloud Viewer was the invention of Teri Eastburn, UCAR Center for Science Education.
In this hands-on activity, students experiment to discover how moisture, pressure, temperature, and condensation nuclei play a role in cloud formation.
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.
Download the Cloud Trivia Game for foldable fun! Print copies for yourself or your entire class.

A collection of educational resources to bring cloud science to elementary students.