Clouds Activities - GLOBE Observer
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Find cloud-related activities to integrate into carts, demonstrations, classes and more.
Create a tactile model of common types of clouds to learn to describe the clouds based on their shape and texture.
Pacing Guide: Clouds and Energy Budget
A pacing guide for educators with one week's worth of content related to the question, "What is the role of clouds in Earth’s energy budget?" Includes relevant standards, background information, activities, and assessment option. Grade level: 6-12
Pacing Guide: Cloud Types Featuring NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE
A pacing guide for educators with one week's worth of content related to the question, "What are the different types of clouds in Earth’s atmosphere?" Includes relevant standards, background information, activities, and assessment options. Grade level: 3-6
Observation Stations are typically 2' concrete stickers, from which citizen scientists can take observations using the GLOBE Observer app. Observing from a station provides additional information that allows our team to study things like change over time or the accuracy of the app. Download the template file and check out the Facilitator's Guide for guidance on customizing and placing your stations.
Create a sky scene using materials like wax paper, fabric and paper, and learn about the different characteristics of clouds.
An experiment to demonstrate the differences in the way sunlight interacts with clouds of varying opacity, and how that impacts surface temperature.
Bring the clouds down to Earth! Simple directions to create a cloud in a jar.
Create a cloud using rubbing alcohol and an air pump and investigate it using a laser.
You can also do this demonstration using water, ice and a match.
Create a cloud collage and ask your friends to guess the percentage of cloud cover. Expand or adapt this activity by printing photos of the sky and asking participants to identify the cloud coverage.
Versión en español, Estimación de la Cobertura de Nubes
See a video demonstration of Cloud Cover Estimation as a family activity.
Categorize various materials by opacity and understand why cloud opacity matters. Add a light sensor to measure how much light passes through the materials.
Versión en español, "Pistas en las Nubes"