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Clues About Clouds


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Clues About Clouds

In this weather activity which requires adult supervision, learners will get a chance to make a cloud right here on Earth! They learn about the different ingredients a cloud needs in order to form, and then duplicate the process that usually takes place thousands of feet above their heads.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Clear plastic bottle such as a 2 liter drink bottle
  • Matches
  • Warm water

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
      • Weather and Climate
    • Earth Structure
      • Oceans and Water
  • Physical Sciences
    • Heat and Thermodynamics
      • Heat and Temperature
    • States of Matter
      • Liquids
      • Gases
      • Changes of Phase

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • COSI classroom and online activities

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, COSI Columbus, ©2009

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