What's in a Cloud?

In science class you learned that clouds come in many shapes and sizes, and in four different types. When a certain type of cloud appears in the sky, you may be able to predict the kind of weather that will be coming your way.




For three days in a row, look at the sky with another family member and observe the clouds. Each day, write in your notebook the type of cloud you see. In an encyclopedia or on the Internet find a chart that describes different types of clouds. Next, predict what kind of weather or precipitation may occur when this cloud is present. Write the prediction in your notebook. Wait one day.


Were your predictions correct? Were you able to predict the weather based on the types of clouds you saw in the sky? Do you think looking at clouds is the best way to predict the weather?