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A science reading lesson on different types of clouds.
 

NAME THAT CLOUD!

A science lesson on the various types of clouds and how how they relate to different weather patterns. Includes printable teaching reading comprehension lesson worksheets.

Suggested Grades:

4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade

 

Objectives:

  • Students will learn to use observation skills observing clouds.
  • Students will learn various cloud types.
  • Students will learn that different types of clouds bring different weather conditions.
  • Students will learn how to make observations and use them to predict future weather.

 

  

 
 
 

 

CLOUD LESSON

 

Directions:

Print the Name that Cloud! reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

 

Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions.  Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.

 

Lesson Excerpt

What's the weather going to be like today?  We're always asking that.  We need to know.  The weather affects what we wear, what we need to take with us, and what we do.  Will we need to wear shorts, or a sweater and warm pants?  Will we need to take an umbrella or a heavy coat?  Can we play outside after school?  You can learn to predict the weather.  You don't need a lot of equipment or fancy stuff – just use your eyes!  Go outside and look at the clouds.  Clouds come in different shapes, sizes, and colors.  You can use what you know about clouds to find out what the weather will bring.

     Okay, here's what you need to know about clouds.  Clouds are named by the way they look.  We use Latin root words to name them.  Clouds come in different sizes and shapes.  They are formed and drift along at different heights in the sky.  All of these things help us name them and know what kind of weather they may bring.  There are three main types of clouds:  cumulus, cirrus, and stratus.

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Name that Cloud!

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