for Cloud Day
students will observe a representation of how clouds form.
book, if available.
Do a cloud
making demonstration by putting warm water in the
bottom 1/3 of the bottle.
match, drop it in the bottle and immediately place the
ice on top of the opening of the bottle.
students observe what happens. Black
construction paper taped to the back of the bottle
will help them see the bottle fog up with your
any evaporating water droplets in the bottle attach to
the dust particles from the lit match forming the
cloud. The ice is like the cold atmosphere and
the water represents any water on earth. (Be sure to
warn the children of the dangers of playing with
- Read a nonfiction book
about clouds, such as Tomie dePaola's "The Cloud
Book", which talks about the different types of
clouds. Information and pictures of different
cloud types can also be found at the Cloud
Boutique. Pass out the Cloud
Types Worksheet and have the students draw
pictures of the different types of clouds.
- Go outside and identify
what types of clouds are in the sky on that particular
day. Have students draw observations of the
clouds in the sky and then discuss what types they