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Types of Clouds and Cloud Cover Weather Lessons | Paper and Digital

Types of Clouds and Cloud Cover Weather Lessons | Paper and Digital

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Teach your students about the different types of clouds without any prep for you. Learn the basics of how clouds are formed, how they are named or classified, and the attributes that make each type of cloud unique. Students will love the hands-on activities to make their learning meaningful.

This resource is part of our Weather Unit, but we have better aligned resources for Alberta teachers below.

This no-prep resource includes:

  • a complete lesson plan with options to modify for your students.
  • how clouds are formed.
  • types of clouds: nimbus, stratus, cumulus and cirrus.
  • recording types of clouds and cloud cover in the sky.
  • how cloud cover impacts temperature.
  • student pages and templates with differentiated options.
  • Name That Cloud Task Cards: in paper, Google Slides, and Google Forms (which is self-grading).
  • reading passages about clouds and the types of clouds.
  • a short quiz.
  • answer keys and student examples.
  • photographs of student examples.
  • metric and customary measurements.
  • a digital version of all the student pages that use Google Slides. You must download the PDF file and use the access link in the file to get your digital copy.
  • an alignment guide for Alberta Outcomes.

This resource has been classroom-tested with several groups of different fifth-grade students. They LOVED the Name That Cloud activity.

These lessons align with:

  • Alberta Science Curriculum © 2022 Grade 5 (new outcomes)

These lessons support:

  • any unit about weather.

                                                        Ninja Note: To access the digital version, download the PDF and use the link in that file. 

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