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Cloud lesson using cotton, rope, and feathers to identify and make a display of Cirrus, Cumulus and Stratus couds
- gallon size ziplock bags, large amount of cotton stuffing, white rope cut into 5 inch segments, white feathers
- picture of clouds with labels
- vocabulary cards with name and description of cloud type for: Cirrus, Cumulous, Cumulonimbus, and Stratus
- Students will be able to tell four different cloud types, what they look like and another characteristic for each.
Students will learn about the weather cycle and be able to explain: Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Accumulation
Students will be able to tell what changes take place in each, Ex: water goes from a liquid to a gas in Evaporation. Water goes from a gas to a liquid in condensation.
Students will be able to identifyy 4 major cloud types and tell where they are found in the sky and what kind of weather they are found in.
*Cloud and weather jeopardy using computer and projector
*Write around. Each student at a table writes or draws everything they know about clouds on a paper. After 5 minutes pass the paper to the next student. Students continue to pass every 5 minutes until every student has written on each paper. When students get their paper back they read it. Then give time to groups to discuss what they all know about clouds.
*Walk around and see if each group has the clouds in the correct spot and the correct label by them
*Writing and drawings in their Science journals
*A computer test on watercycle, weather and clouds