Last week’s cold blast closed schools in Chicago for two days! I know the weather was rough throughout most of the country as well. This makes this a great time of year to study the weather. My district uses the FOSS Air and Weather curriculum. My team members and I always find a few fun activities to help supplement the unit.
One of my favorite supplementary weather activities came from my second grade buddy Amy, who is now in a new district. I miss her, and I always think of her when I do this lesson. After learning about cirrus, stratus, and cumulus clouds we recreate them. We take blue construction paper to represent the sky, and then students use cotton balls to represent the three different types of clouds. This activity really helps students learn the difference between cirrus, stratus, and cumulus clouds.
This is such a fun activity to do with the students. I have created some fun air and weather lessons and worksheets that assist students in learning more about the unit. You can see the full lesson by, clicking here.