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Estimating Cloud Cover

Working in pairs or small groups, students use construction paper to simulate cloud cover. They estimate the percentage of cloud cover represented by torn pieces of paper on a contrasting background and assign a cloud cover classification to the... (View More)

Making a Sundial

Students will gain an understanding of the daily movement of the sun across the sky by conducting a set of simple, quantitative observations using a sundial they have constructed. A student work sheet accompanies the learning activity.This resource... (View More)

Observing, Describing and Identifying Clouds

In this activity, students observe and sketch clouds, describing their forms. They will initially generate descriptions of a personal nature and then move toward building a more scientific vocabulary. They correlate their descriptions with the... (View More)

California on the Move

This resource provides illustrations showing how the coastline of California will change in response to the movement of the Earth's plates. Students assemble the illustrations to create an animated flip book. The resource is part of the teacher's... (View More)

Plates on the Move

In this activity, students create a model of sea floor spreading using two sheets of white paper and a metric ruler. The paper strips are pulled through a slit representing a mid-ocean ridge and divergent plate boundary. The model mimics how molten... (View More)

Its Not My Fault

Students become familiar with strike-slip faults, normal faults, reverse faults and visualize these geological structures using cardboard or a plank of wood, a stack of books, protractor, and a spring scale. The resource is part of the teacher's... (View More)

SciJinks: Become a Weather Wizard

This lesson originally appeared in "The Technology Teacher" and introduces common weather concepts and terminology. Students learn about weather map symbols and are invited to show real weather scenarios by drawing symbols on a map. A base map of... (View More)

It's Time to get Cirrus with Clouds!

Learning cloud terminology is supported by this activity where students use cotton balls and construction paper to create cirrus, cumulus, and stratus clouds. A cloud chart and altitude chart are provided for use by students. The resource is part of... (View More)

Audience: Elementary school
Materials Cost: 1 cent - \$1 per student

Vaporizing Vapor

In this demonstration, relative humidity is modeled using a sponge and a pan of water, and the concept of saturation is depicted. Students answer questions examining the relationship between temperature and the capacity of air to hold water vapor.... (View More)

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