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Clouds, Wind, and Storms
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Clouds, Wind, and Storms

Everywhere on Earth, all the time, some type of weather is occurring. This unit helps students understand what causes different types of weather. It addresses how air masses mix to create clouds, wind, and precipitation, as well as the conditions that produce severe weather. This unit provides opportunities for students to learn more about natural weather phenomena they observe in their own lives. We often select activities, clothing, and a place to live based upon weather. Understanding the weather can also prepare us to take precautions that will keep us safe in the event of severe weather.

Process Activities

Comparing Evaporation Rates

Making a Cloud

Soda Bottle Waterspout Model


Supporting Materials

Show Me Only
Additional Reading
Comprehension Support

Science Videos

From Space to You
Hearing Hurricanes
Jet Stream Shifting
Rainy Days and Weekdays
Water, Water, Everywhere!

Career Files

Storm Chaser; NASA Weather Officer; Fire Spotter

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Vocabulary Cards

Clouds, Wind, and Storms

Word Work

Crossword; Matching; Fill in the Blank

Book Assembly