NOVA Labs, Cloud Lab

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Link to Resource: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/lab/cloud/
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Summary:Covering some 70 percent of Earth's surface, clouds play a key role in our planet's well-being. But how do they form, why are there so many types, and what clues can they give us about the weather and climate to come? Try your hand at classifying clouds and investigating the role they play in severe tropical storms.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.C; ESS2.D; ESS3.B; ESS3.D
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-4; HS-ESS2-5; HS-ESS3-1; HS-ESS3-5; MS-ESS2-4; MS-ESS2-5; MS-ESS2-6; MS-ESS3-2; MS-ESS3-5
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering); Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change; Structure and function; Systems and system models
Subjects: atmosphere; atmospheric science; climate; meteorology; pbs; weather; weather hazards
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