Weather Wise

Clouds

Understanding Basic Concepts
- explain the formation of clouds and the effects of different cloud formations on weather and climate

  A Link to Learning web-based student learning activity     www.linktolearning.com

Use this web site to answer the following questions.

http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webunits/weather/clouds.html


1. What are clouds? __________________________________________________________

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2. Explain how clouds form. ____________________________________________________

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3. What are the 3 "families" of clouds and what do their Latin names mean?

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4. Follow the links to learn about each type of cloud and then complete the table on the next page.

To help you identify clouds, download, print and construct the following "Cloud Key".
http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/reproducibles/profbooks/cloudkey.pdf

After completing the chart, you could try a Cloud Quiz at;
http://www.bom.gov.au/lam/Students_Teachers/animations/cloudzstart.shtml

 

 

 

                                    Types of Clouds

 

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How or why do they form?
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