Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
Submitted: May 30, 2001
your students make their own set of flashcards to study the clouds
by using index cards and cotton balls. On one side, they can glue
the cotton balls on in a way that describes that cloud by sight.
On the other side, they can write their answer of what type of
cloud it is called. They can also describe what the weather will
be like on that kind of day that the cloud forms. For example,
"stratus" clouds are gray and are the lowest in the
sky. So your students my spread out the cotton ball and color
over top of it with a gray crayon or marker. It should also be
positioned on the lower half of the index card. On the backside
of the card it would say its name plus that it means there might
be a light rain. Do the same for "nimbostratus", "cirrus",
and "cumulus" clouds. These will make excellent flashcards
for your students to quiz each other in pairs.