Cloud Quest


Introduction

Is your head in the clouds? Today you're going to become cloud crazy! You have been hired as a meteorologist for Katonah Elementary School. You will become an expert on different types of white puffs in the sky.

Task

Your job is to complete a Cloud Catalog. It will consist of three drawings of different types of clouds along with a brief description of each. You will also need to answer some general questions about clouds.

Resources

Dan's Weather Page

Athena Weather Page

Process

You will work in your team of three taking turns with the mouse.
  1. Use Dan's Weather Page to answer these questions in your cloud catalogue:
    • a. What are clouds made of?
    • b. Use your own words to tell how clouds are formed.
    • c. Write an example of a flat cloud and a puffy cloud.
  2. Using the Athena Weather Page, make your cloud catalogue.
    • a. Name the three types of clouds.
    • b. Draw a picture of each type.
    • c. Describe each type of cloud.
    • d. What type of weather does each type of cloud bring?
  3. Look out the window! What types of clouds are in the sky today?
  4. Predict tomorrow's weather.

***Extra Credit! Look at today's weather in Barrow, Alaska. What type of clouds do you think are hovering over Barrow today?

Evaluation

Conclusion

You have completed your Cloud Catalog! You should understand what a cloud is and be able to describe the three major types of clouds. You can now predict the weather. Congratulations!!! You are now an official cloud-crazy meteorologist for Katonah!


This page was designed by 3rd grade teachers: Rebecca Keene, Robyn Greenstone, Shari Robinson, and Patty Sheeran.

Last Update: January 27, 1998

The cloud grapic at the top is from the Athena Weather Page.