We have had an incredibly fun time learning about the types of clouds. I kept it pretty simple and chose to teach the boys four types. Every single day they have raced outside to see what clouds are out that day! We started off by reading a wonderful book about clouds. There are so many choices, but we like this one!
The boys first started off by drawing the clouds of their choice.
Then the art work began! The only instructions were to make a cloud person!
My youngest is making sure the glue goes on properly!!
Ta-da! Their cute little cloud buddies!
This idea was found on pinterest. Here is the website! www.theinspiredapple.blogspot.com
The next day we talked about pollution and how it gathers in clouds and what happens when it rains.
Step 1: The boys each started out with three cups. Their task was to fill the cups with snow from three different areas of the yard.
Step 2: See where they choose to fill their cups. One was taken from snow on the street, one was snow on the grass and one was the runoff from the roof. Creative boys!!
Step 3: Put the cups in the bucket and put them out in the sun to melt.
Step 4: While the water is melting, build a snowman!!
Step 5: Put each cup onto the scale and mark down the weight on your paper.
Step 6: Pour the liquid into a coffee filter in order to filter out the pollution.
Step 7: Once the water drips through the coffee filter, see what colour you get! It actually takes about 3-5 mintues for the dirty water to filter through! My oldest knew exaclty why. His response, “Mom the dirt is clogging the filter so the water cannot go through very fast.”
Step 8: Be sure to keep a graph of your findings!!!
The pollution idea came from teachercreated.com. Look up their weather unit!