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Identifying types of clouds
Identifying types of clouds
Identifying types of clouds
Identifying types of clouds
Identifying types of clouds
Identifying types of clouds
Identifying types of clouds
Identifying types of clouds
Identifying types of clouds
Identifying types of clouds
Identifying types of clouds
Identifying types of clouds
Identifying types of clouds
Identifying types of clouds
Identifying types of clouds
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Identifying types of clouds
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Identifying types of clouds

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This presentation was created for a continuing ed class assignment. I would use this with a middle school or junior high class.

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  • My audience will be Middle School and Jr. High School students and I will be teaching them the types of clouds using various resources.
  • This will be the opening picture, this is a good visual reference for the students because it lists the clouds names shows their appearances and the average altitude for each cloud. Before I bring the picture in, I have a learning moment to see if the students know any of the cloud names already! 2 nd week changes (fly in picture)
  • Cumulus clouds have three different types and I will explain these different types of cumulus clouds and let them take notes. 2 nd week changes (text box used)
  • These clouds usually bring heavy storms and will have lightning with them.
  • These clouds are more commonly known as fog or mist instead of clouds, these clouds are very low because they have lots of precipitation and form when its cool therefore sinking to the ground.
  • These clouds form on blue skied days up high and are usually moving pretty fast.
  • Altocumulus clouds are very high up in the atmosphere so they aren't influenced by thermals, this is why they only create light rain.
  • These clouds are very high up in the sky and cause pretty sunsets because of the light bouncing off of them, they do not create precipitation.
  • More commonly known as the “rain” cloud, these clouds bring heavy storms and have a slow rainfall, this cloud can also make snow or sleet.
  • These wispy clouds form on bright sunny days and are usually seen quickly through the sky. These clouds do not create precipitation.
  • Very similar to the cirrus cloud, but the only difference is this cloud does produce precipitation and lots of it, it you see lots of these clouds together you will know you are going to have bad weather soon. 2 nd week changes arrow for emphasis and text box
  • Exactly like the cirrus cloud but are not easily spotted, and when they are spotted they produce optical effects. These clouds do not produce precipitation.
  • This is the chart I talked about in my action plan, in this chart students will fill out the name of the cloud, the appearance of the cloud, the conditions the clouds best form in, and a few facts about the cloud that they found interesting. (2 nd week changes-present filled in and then students will be given a blank chart. Answers may vary in facts column)
  • Answers: left to right, top to bottom – cirrostratus, cirrus, cirrocumulus, altostratus, altocumulus, cumulonimbus, stratocumulus, stratus, nimbostratus, cumulus, fog 2 nd week addition
  • Action plan, goals, answer sheet and rubric 2 nd week changes
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    • 1. Types of Clouds Target audience: Middle school, Jr. High school Subject: Science
    • 2. Common Clouds and what they look like.
    • 3. Cumulus Clouds <ul><li>There are three types of </li></ul><ul><li>cumulus clouds: </li></ul><ul><li>humilis are wider than they are tall </li></ul><ul><li>mediocris are as wide as they are tall </li></ul><ul><li>congestus are taller than they are wide </li></ul>Can “grow” on sunny days
    • 4. Cumulonimbus Clouds <ul><li>Form best under these conditions: </li></ul><ul><li>• Lots of warm and moist air </li></ul><ul><li>• Increasing winds make the cloud slant forward. </li></ul><ul><li>• The atmosphere around the cloud needs to </li></ul><ul><li>be “unstable” </li></ul>Thunderstorms on the way!
    • 5. Stratus Clouds <ul><li>Stratus clouds are formed when large air masses cool, also known as fog or mist. </li></ul><ul><li>Stratus clouds are also the lowest forming clouds. </li></ul>Light rain most likely
    • 6. Stratocumulus Clouds <ul><li>Stratocumulus clouds are textured and puffy. </li></ul><ul><li>Stratocumulus clouds usually form from cumulus or stratus clouds. </li></ul>Snow is possible
    • 7. Altocumulus Clouds <ul><li>Altocumulus clouds are very high in the sky, so they are usually above the influence of thermals. </li></ul><ul><li>The usual precipitation is light rain. </li></ul>This type makes really cloudy skies! !
    • 8. Altostratus Clouds <ul><li>Altostratus Clouds altitude is between 6,500 and 23,000 ft </li></ul><ul><li>But since they are up so high they are the reason for pretty sunsets. </li></ul>
    • 9. Nimbostratus Clouds <ul><li>Usually thick and wet, with lots of precipitation that is steady and slow. </li></ul><ul><li>Formed from altostratus clouds when they collect water. </li></ul>
    • 10. Cirrus Clouds <ul><li>Cirrus clouds are the highest of all clouds and made of ice crystals. </li></ul><ul><li>Cirrus clouds have no visible precipitation. </li></ul>
    • 11. Cirrocumulus Clouds <ul><li>Another cloud mostly made of ice crystals. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of large cirrocumulus clouds may indicate bad weather. </li></ul><ul><li>Formed in the troposphere in high winds. </li></ul>Indicates lots of precipitation on the way!
    • 12. Cirrostratus Clouds <ul><li>Cirrostratus clouds are usually difficult to spot. </li></ul><ul><li>Cirrostratus clouds produce a variety of optical effects. </li></ul>
    • 13. Review <ul><li>Lets watch this short video to review the cloud types! </li></ul>Play
    • 14. Name Appearance Conditions Facts Hail, wind and lightening are on the way Thunderstorms with heavy rain Giant thunderhead clouds Cumulonimbus Seen at low or lower-middle heights Rain or snow likely Dark, heavy water-droplet clouds Stratocumulus Mean good weather, but can mean a change in weather Seen in clear skies Wispy ice clouds Cirrus Made of ice and water at middle heights Rain or snow likely Blue-gray, blanket-like Altocumulus Clouds can grow. If growing late in day, indicates change in weather Fair weather Fluffy, lower clouds Cumulus Light rain, drizzle, or flurries likely Overcast skies Flat, low clouds Stratus
    • 15. Label Me! altocumulus, altostratus, cirrocumulus, cirrostratus, cirrus, cumulonimbus , cumulus , fog , nimbostratus , stratus, stratocumulus
    • 16. Answer worksheet
    • 17. Action Plan <ul><li>My action plan is: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Teach students common cloud subject matter. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Read cloud section in textbook. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Present Cloud PowerPoint. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Do worksheets, charts, and study guide. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Take quiz over clouds. </li></ul>
    • 18. Objective/Goals <ul><li>My goals are to teach the students the names of the clouds, the appearance, the conditions they form in, and a few facts about the cloud. </li></ul><ul><li>Rubric </li></ul><ul><li>Student was able to name 6 common clouds -6 points </li></ul><ul><li>Student was able to label the pictures of the 6 common clouds -6 points </li></ul><ul><li>Student was able to state the conditions needed for at least 2 of the common clouds -3 points </li></ul><ul><li>Student was able to state at least one fact for 5 of the common clouds -5 points </li></ul><ul><li>Extra credit points are earned by additional information on chart or cloud labeling </li></ul>

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