Elementary GLOBE Clouds Module

A suite of hands-on activities to give students the opportunity to describe the shape and appearance of clouds and learn the types of weather that are associated with clouds. The module includes outdoor observation, group work, and creative/artistic activities.

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Becca Hatheway
Kerry Zarlengo
Peggy LeMone
Lisa Gardiner
Gary Ludwig
Lin Chambers
Debra Krumm
Jessica Taylor
Sandra Henderson
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

This activity draws heavily on vocabulary, but educators are encouraged to emphasize the deeper concepts and phenomena, not just the vocabulary words. For example, students could begin by lying outside and simply observing clouds.

A word wall could be one way to familiarize students with the new terminology.

The various activities are adaptable, and educators can select parts of this module to suit their needs.

The educator may wish to review the learning activity extensions prior to the learning activity.

There are also two coloring pages provided if the educator would like to utilize those.

A [link https://www.globe.gov/web/elementary-globe/overview/teacher-implementati... 'Teacher Implementation Guide'] is available.