February 26, 2018
by Jasmine Gibson

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All About Weather: Clouds

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  • Students will be able to observe, describe, and draw clouds.
(5 minutes)
  • Ask students to think about clouds by saying, “What do you know about clouds?”
  • Have students turn and talk to a partner to share their thinking.
  • Invite several students to share their ideas.
  • Say, “Today we are going to learn all about clouds. Did you know that there are different kinds of clouds?”
(10 minutes)
  • Read aloud the book Clouds by Grace Hansen
(10 minutes)
  • Read aloud the book Clouds by Grace Hansen
  • Pause as you read to focus on the three types of clouds: stratus, cumulus, and cirrus. Record descriptions of each type of cloud on a class reference chart or whiteboard.
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  • Explain to the class that now you will go outside and observe the clouds in the sky.
  • Encourage students to see if they can find stratus, cumulus, or cirrus clouds.
  • Go outside and observe clouds, discuss what you see and record student observations.
(20 minutes)
  • Explain that students will now get to make their very own cloud chart to show the three different types of clouds.
  • Demonstrate how to fold the paper into thirds and use cotton balls and glue to make each type of cloud and labeling each cloud type.
  • Pass out supplies and then allow students to complete their projects independently.

Enrichment: For students who finish early, pass out the Cloud Matching worksheet for them to complete.

Support: Have students use books and photographs to create their cloud pictures.

(5 minutes)
  • Collect student work samples and assess if clouds are matched to correct name.
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  • Display student pictures and have students share the different kinds of clouds they made with class.

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