Let’s explore clouds! Clouds are a great example of a topic that can be studied at any age – and helps keep us connected to nature!
- Watch clouds move.
- Use your body to show how the clouds move.
- Observe the clouds. Then, using cotton balls and blue paper, recreate what you saw by making a cloud collage.
- Discuss and introduce vocabulary related to clouds and weather, such as “precipitation,” “drizzle,” and “breezy.” See NAMC’s Early Childhood Culture and Science manual for more ideas.
- Sing a song about clouds and the water cycle.
- Discuss the different types of clouds and their function in the water cycle.
- Invite children to use cotton balls and blue paper to create a poster that shows the different types of clouds. See NAMC’s Lower Elementary Physical Geography manual for details.
- Write a haiku about clouds.
- Encourage students to research the role clouds play in weather forecasting. Invite them to prepare and video their own three-day forecast.
- Invite students to create their own set of cloud classification cards. See NAMC’s Upper Elementary Physical Geography manual for details about this and other activities about clouds.
- Conduct a science experiment by making a cloud in a jar!
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© North American Montessori Center - originally posted in its entirety at Montessori Teacher Training on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.