Weather
What are clouds?
What are clouds and how do they
form?
~ Turn and Talk about what you think
clouds are and how do they form.
~ SHARE what y...
What are clouds and how do they
form? - NOTES
When water vapor in the air condenses, it
changes to a liquid, when those dr...
How clouds form? - NOTES
Warm air near Earth’s Surface holds water
vapor. As warm air rises, it moves to a cooler
part of ...
How clouds form? - NOTES
Some of the water vapor condenses around
tiny pieces of dust in the air. Without this
dust we wou...
How clouds form? - NOTES
Clouds can either form as drops of water or as
ice crystals. Either way it takes billions of
thes...
How clouds form? - NOTES
Clouds look different depending on what they are made of.
Water droplet clouds tend to have sharp...
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Weather - What are clouds?

  1. 1. Weather What are clouds?
  2. 2. What are clouds and how do they form? ~ Turn and Talk about what you think clouds are and how do they form. ~ SHARE what you came up with as a class
  3. 3. What are clouds and how do they form? - NOTES When water vapor in the air condenses, it changes to a liquid, when those drops of liquid combine a cloud forms. The cloud formation process starts when warm air rises.
  4. 4. How clouds form? - NOTES Warm air near Earth’s Surface holds water vapor. As warm air rises, it moves to a cooler part of the atmosphere. Cool air cannot hold as much vapor as warm air.
  5. 5. How clouds form? - NOTES Some of the water vapor condenses around tiny pieces of dust in the air. Without this dust we would have no clouds. This dust is also known as condensation nuclei.
  6. 6. How clouds form? - NOTES Clouds can either form as drops of water or as ice crystals. Either way it takes billions of these drops of water to form clouds.
  7. 7. How clouds form? - NOTES Clouds look different depending on what they are made of. Water droplet clouds tend to have sharp, well-defined edges. If the cloud is thick, it may look gray or even black. That is because sunlight is unable to pass through. Ice crystal clouds tend to have fuzzy, less distinct edges. They also look whiter.

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