Clouds

Resources

Earth & Environmental Science

Cloud Mobile (Virtual kit drop-off)

Learn about clouds and how they form, then create a model of various clouds at their specific altitudes.
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Cloud Mobile (Virtual kit drop-off)

Earth & Environmental Science

Storytime - Cloud in a Jar

Read "The Cloud Spinner" and learn about the water cycle in nature.
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Storytime - Cloud in a Jar

Clouds seen from an airplane

Weather: Clouds

This backgrounder describes the three major types of clouds.
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Weather: Clouds

Screen capture from the MinuteEarth video “Why are there clouds?”

How Do Clouds Form?

Learn how cumulus clouds form.
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How Do Clouds Form?

Cirrus Clouds

Weather: Cirrus Clouds

5 images of cirrus clouds that are wispy or feather-like clouds at high level, made of ice crystals and may indicate an approaching storm
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Weather: Cirrus Clouds

Reporting The Weather

Careers: Meteorologist

4 images of some work that a meteorologist might do such as forecasting the weather and analyzing clouds
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Careers: Meteorologist

Thundersnow near a cabin on a hillside

Thundersnow: winter thunderstorms

When thunder and lightning occur but the main form of precipitation is snow, not rain, it’s called thundersnow.
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Thundersnow: winter thunderstorms

dangerous tornado approaching wind turbine

What is a Tornado?

Tornadoes are a common extreme weather phenomenon in Canada. How are they formed? How can you stay safe? And what is a storm chaser?
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What is a Tornado?

Battery of Stiger Vortex rainmaking guns at Charleville, Australia, in 1902

What is Cloud Seeding?

Cloud seeding is a type of weather modification. Learn about cloud seeding, as well as its risks and benefits.
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What is Cloud Seeding?

Stratus Clouds

Weather: Stratus Clouds

5 images of stratus clouds that cover a wide horizontal layer in the sky at low level and are often associated with rain or drizzle
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Weather: Stratus Clouds

Cumulus Clouds

Weather: Cumulus Clouds

5 images of cumulus clouds that are white, puffy clouds with a flat base at mid level and are often associated with fair weather
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Weather: Cumulus Clouds

Water

The Water Cycle

1 diagram illustrating the water cycle
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The Water Cycle

Sunset

Sun: Sunset

5 images of scenes showing various sunsets
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Sun: Sunset

Sunrise

Sun: Sunrise

5 images of scenes showing various sunrises
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Sun: Sunrise