2 Learner Expectations Grade 5 Atmosphere: Conditions/Data/Predict The learner will be able to predict weather conditions based on an analysis of atmospheric data.
3 In this activity you will: Learn about the types of clouds and the weather each might predict.Write a paragraph about a cloud type and its weather.
4 What are clouds?A cloud is made up of tiny water droplets and/or ice crystals, a snowflake is a collection of many ice crystals, and rain is just liquid water.
5 Cloud TypesNames of specific types of clouds are created by combining the name of the cloud's shape with its height.
6 Cloud TypesThe presence of clouds in the sky is one type of signal to meteorologists that there will be changes in the weather. Predicting the weather requires the understanding of the different types of clouds.
7 Cloud FormationClouds form when solar heating of the earth’s surface warms the air near the ground. This air begins to rise and it expands and cools.Water vapor then condenses on small dust particles suspended in the air and these combine to form clouds.
8 Cloud FormationThe type of cloud created is determined by how fast the air rises.
9 Clouds There are 3 main types of clouds: Cumulus or fluffy clouds form when air is forced up rapidly and therefore rises higher.Cumulus
10 CloudsStratus clouds are layered clouds that form when air that is forced up slowly.Stratus