Science & Nature
All About Clouds: Cirrus, Stratus, Cumulus, and Cumulonimbus (Ages 5-9)
In this one-time course, students will learn how clouds are made, why clouds appear to float in the sky, how to distinguish some different types of clouds, and create a visual representation of each type of cloud. (Please see supply list.)
Dia Welker, M.S.
28 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 40 learners
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In this introductory class, your child will learn all about clouds. First, we will discuss how a cloud is made. I will use visuals to increase understanding. Second, we will discuss if clouds have weight and what makes them appear to float in the sky. Next, your child will learn about four different types of clouds: cirrus, stratus, cumulus, and cumulonimbus. I will use a Google slide presentation to show pictures of the different clouds, we will discuss the defining characteristics of each...
Students will learn how the water cycle contributes to making a cloud. Students will learn how water can change form: solid, liquid, or gas. Students will learn that clouds and the air mass under them have different weights. Students will learn how to distinguish four different types of clouds. Students will learn that we can predict the weather based on the type of cloud we see in the sky.
1 file available upon enrollmentYour child will need the following materials for the hands-on project: a blue piece of construction paper, about 10-15 cotton balls, child scissors, liquid glue, and a black or gray marker. I will also provide a pdf file of labels for the clouds. (Note: If you print out and pre-cut the labels, your child will not need scissors. If you do not have a printer, your child can use his/her marker to label the clouds.)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parental guidance is required for the use of scissors.
Dia Welker, M.S.
Certified Teacher, M.S.
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
28 total reviews
38 completed classes
I enjoy teaching children of all ages. I have 25+ years of teaching experience. I have taught in public school, private school, and homeschooled my two children. Some of the subjects I like to teach include: elementary science, reading, Spanish,...