Cloud Identification Guide

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Link to Resource: https://public.wmo.int/en/WorldMetDay2017/resources
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:Arabic; Chinese; English; French; Russian; Spanish
Organization:World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Summary:Learn how to identify cloud types by using this flow chart from the International Cloud Atlas. Clouds are divided into 10 fundamental types known as genera, depending on their general form. The genera are then further subdivided based on a cloud's particular shape, structure and transparency; the arrangement of its elements; the presence of any accessory or dependent clouds; and how it was formed.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.D
NGSS Performance Expectations:3-ESS2-1; K-ESS2-1; MS-ESS2-6
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; arabic; atmosphere; atmospheric science; chinese; education; elementary school; french; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; meteorology; middle school; russian; spanish
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