2018 - Elementary GLOBE Clouds Module

Clouds Module

Even on cloudy days, the GLOBE kids figure out ways to learn more about the Earth. In this story, students will learn the names of the different cloud types and be able to relate them to terrestrial phenomena, like ripples on a pond or cotton candy. Students will also discover at what height each cloud type floats in the sky.

By the end of this module, students will be able to classify clouds based on their shape, determine what kind of weather is associated with each cloud and identify the three different types of contrails.

Cover of the book “Do You Know that Clouds Have Names?” Three children in the center of the cover, surrounded by a picture of clouds. Above the title, there is the Elementary GLOBE logo.

Storybook: Do You Know That Clouds Have Names?



Elementary GLOBE Translations

Elementary GLOBE Translations

Elementary GLOBE is designed to introduce students in grades K-4 to the study of Earth system science. Each module includes a science-based fictional storybook, three learning activities and teacher's notes with a glossary of relevant scientific terminology. 

Translated versions

GLOBE strives to provide translations of materials in the official U.N. languages.

Currently, these resources are available in:

To download a translated version, click on the corresponding language below. Not all storybooks and activities have been translated into every language. To add a language to this list, email help@nasaglobe.org for more information about translation approval.

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