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368 resources with the concept clouds

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Clouds

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Incorporate art and poetry into an early elementary science lesson plan about cloud formation. With fun and engaging activities that follow a natural learning progression, youngsters will develop key vocabulary and conceptual...
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Deep Convective Clouds

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students observe clouds. For this deep convective clouds lesson, students analyze cloud data recorded over one month and draw conclusions based on results.  Students predict "Thunderstorm Season" and prepare to defend their decision...
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The Largest River on Earth Is in the Sky

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Water vapor released by trees in the Amazon creates a floating river. In fact, it's the largest river on Earth! A video presentation examines the science behind the water vapor and explains how rains seeds form to create clouds.
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How to Measure a Changing Climate

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Young scientists explore climate change by taking a look at many different disciplines. They hear from scientists who study soil, clouds, ice cores, ocean temperatures, and more. Then, they search public databases to draw their own...
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Clouds and Weather

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The sun heats Earth's surface unevenly, causing crazy weather patterns around the globe.  A NOVA video describes the resulting changes in air pressure, temperature, humidity and their impacts on weather. It connects the concepts to the...
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The Making of a Cloud

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Clouds make life on Earth possible by reflecting and scattering solar radiation, absorbing infrared energy, and spreading precipitation around the globe. NOVA describes the process of evaporation and transpiration that creates clouds...
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Reconstructing a Storm Interactive

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The most powerful storms on Earth threaten thousands of communities worldwide each year. With access to the data, images, and tools scientists use to track storms, budding storm chasers investigate the development and impact of massive...
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Gorongosa's Water Cycle

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Gorongosa National Park holds a fascinating and ever-changing landscape. What makes the water cycle in the park so special? Travel to Mozambique to learn more about the park using a short video. Content includes rainy season in the park,...
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The Climate Wild Card

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If Earth didn't have clouds, the global temperature would be at least 22 degrees Fahrenheit warmer. Viewers examine the importance of clouds on temperature, climate, and global warming. The video describes the current impact of clouds...
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Why So Many Cloud Types?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists categorize clouds by both height and shape since both traits impact the weather independently. Viewers fly high to learn about the characteristics of each type of cloud. NOVA explains the composition of clouds, the atmospheric...
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NOVA Cloud Lab Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A sign that washed away from Hurricane Sandy in 2012 beached itself 3,595 miles away in France. This artifact and others from around the world help scientists understand water currents and the far-reaching impact of hurricanes. Scholars...
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Cloud Typing Interactive

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Clouds cover approximately 70 percent of the earth's surface. Challenge young meteorologists to identify the types of clouds from photographs. They receive immediate feedback on identifications and points based on accuracy.
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Do Cities Affect the Weather? (Making a Cloud in a Bottle)

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The dynamics of a city can have a drastic effect on the weather. A hands-on lesson asks learners to build a model to illustrate how city pollution provides a nucleus for condensation. The greater the pollution, the greater chance for...
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How Can Clouds Keep the Air Warmer?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Condensing water warms the air around it. Young scholars consider this concept as they experiment with air temperature around evaporating and condensing water vapor. They simulate the formation of clouds to experience the associated...
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Why Do Clouds Form in the Afternoon?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The stability of the atmosphere changes on a daily basis. A kinesthetic lesson models how the stability of the air changes as it's warmed by the sun. Learners connect their models to the changing air currents and movement of warm and...
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Why Are Clouds White?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is it possible to change the color of clouds? A three-part activity explores the scattering of light by the water droplets that make up clouds. After observing a demonstration, curious scholars conduct their own investigations of the...
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The Water Cycle: Watering the Land

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The oceans contribute 37 trillion tons of water to land masses in the form of rain and snow. The third in a four-part series from NASA show satellite animations highlighting the precipitation on Earth. The videos show the movement of the...
3:29
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Identical Snowflakes? Scientist Ruins Winter For Everyone

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can snowflakes be identical? Under perfect conditions, these perfect, unique crystals can have a twin. Explore snowflakes in the great indoors of a laboratory experiment to see how carefully regulated conditions have busted the myth of...
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Cloud in a Bottle

For Students 4th
This resource provides a short experiment for students to explore how clouds are formed.
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Why Are There Clouds?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why do cumulus clouds have a flat line on the bottom and a big and fluffy part on top? The video explains how the earth forms clouds. It describes what is needed for a cloud, how the ingredients get high into the air, and what determines...
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How to Make a Cloud in Your Mouth

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Could you make a cloud with only what you have on you right now? The video explains how to use only your mouth to create a cloud, no matter the temperature outside. It also discusses the physics principles allowing this to occur, various...
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That’s Amazing!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 4th Standards
That's Amazing! is the theme of an English language development unit created by Houghton Mifflin. Following a speak, look, move, and listen routine, scholars delve into topics; seasons, weather, animals, landforms, telling time,...
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The Water Cycle — A Placemat for Kids

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
What better time to reinforce a concept than when you're eating? Boost scholars' knowledge of the water cycle with an eye-catching placemat featuring playful raindrops and bright colors. 
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What Are Clouds Made Of?

For Students K - 5th Standards
What are clouds and what do they have to do with the three sates of matter? Water changes states as it evaporates from the ground to create clouds. Watch a video that explains the science behind clouds and the different types seen in the...