- USA Today has a series of hyper-linked articles on clouds. Topics
covered include: types of clouds, interrelationships between stability
and clouds, and how clouds influence weather.
Lesson Plans: Meteorology
- The above link is to AskEric's Meteorology page where you'll find
plenty of lessons about the weather if you wish to browse/search their
site yourself. Or, use the links below to go directly to some lesson
plans specifically about on clouds.
Types A lesson plan for Grade 5 students. Students will be
able to identigy and describe four different cloud types (cirrus,
stratus, cumulonimbus, and cumulus).
A multidisciplinary lesson for grades 4-6 that not only teaches
them about clouds but can encourage abstract thinking, writing and
Forecasting Grade 6-8 students learn about basic cloud
formations in this unit on forecasting weather.
- WeatherEye, a public service of KGAN presents this interactive
lesson for grades 5 to 8 students (teacher's guide).
- A lab experiment through which students can determine how clouds are
- This site provides different photographs of clouds that students may
download, use, and/or adapt as they wish.
- From the University of Illinois: "The purpose of this module is
to introduce a number of cloud classifications, different types of
precipitation, and the mechanisms responsible for producing
One Key to Foretelling the Weather
- This tutorial from Environment Canada gives brief explanations on
how various types of clouds are formed as well as pictures of sixteen
the Weatherworks: Activities, Experiments and Investigations
- Activities that can be used to study the shape and
colour of clouds.
Meteorology Program Cloud Boutique
- A general cloud reference source with detailed pictures.
- [A] Review of Theoretical and Observational Studies in Cloud
and Precipitation Physics: 1991-1994
- The content at this site is presented at a somewhat advanced level
but it should be appropriate for high school students. Topics include:
various types of clouds; electrification of clouds; clouds as
components in the global climate system ; possible influence of cloud
condensation on climate; acid rain and cloud chemistry, and more.
for Painting Clouds
- Just what a teacher needs for a multi-disciplinary unit on clouds.
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