Is your head in the clouds? Today you're going to become cloud crazy! You have been hired as a
meteorologist for Our Elementary School. You will become an expert on different types of
white puffs in the sky.
Your job is to complete a Cloud Catalog. It will consist of three drawings of different types of
clouds along with a brief description of each. You will also need to answer some general questions
Athena Weather Page
You will work in your team of three taking turns with the mouse.
***Extra Credit! Look at today's weather in Barrow, Alaska. What type of clouds do you
think are hovering over Barrow today?
- Use Dan's Weather Page to answer these questions in your cloud catalogue:
- a. What are clouds made of?
- b. Use your own words to tell how clouds are formed.
- c. Write an example of a flat cloud and a puffy cloud.
- Using the Athena Weather Page, make your cloud catalogue.
- a. Name the three types of clouds.
- b. Draw a picture of each type.
- c. Describe each type of cloud.
- d. What type of weather does each type of cloud bring?
- Look out the window! What types of clouds are in the sky today?
- Predict tomorrow's weather.
- Did you answer all the questions?
- Did you work cooperatively with your team?
- Did you check your work for spelling, punctuation, and capitalization?
- Exchange papers. Check your teammates' writing for neatness and accuracy.
You have completed your Cloud Catalog! You should understand what a cloud is and be able to
describe the three major types of clouds. You can now predict the weather. Congratulations!!!
You are now an official cloud-crazy meteorologist for Katonah!
This page was designed by 3rd grade teachers: Rebecca Keene, Robyn Greenstone,
Shari Robinson, and Patty Sheeran.
Last Update: January 27, 1998
The cloud grapic at the top is from the
Athena Weather Page.