This week in science we explored the mystery, “Where do clouds come from?” Your child observed important clues, such as the fact that water changes from a liquid to a gas (even without boiling!). In this Mystery, students examined clues about how clouds look and feel to discover what they’re made of and how they form. In the activity, students observed what happens when water changes from liquid to gas. They
They also explored the mystery, “How can you predict when it’s going to storm?” In this Mystery, students learned how to make predictions about the weather by observing clouds and their changes. In the activity, students created a small book to record their notes and use it to practice storm prediction. We learned about differences between fair weather clouds and storm clouds, and the role of wind direction in determining whether a rain cloud will pass overhead.
You can continue to support your child’s curiosity by looking at clouds together and asking, “What kind of clouds do you think those are? I wonder if it will rain…” Ask your child if they’d like to show you their Storm Spotter’s Guide, a small book they made to help them remember how to use the clouds to predict the weather.
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