1. Topic-
Name That Cloud
2. Content-
Ess.8.2.7-Describe characteristics of Cumulus, Stratus, Cirrus clouds.

1. Air The atmosphere that surrounds the earth.
2.Cloud A large collection of very tin y droplets of water or ice crystals. The droplets are so small and light that they can float in the air.
3. Precipitation Water that falls to the earth as rain, snow, hail or sleet.
4. Cirrus A kind of cloud that is thin, feathery, and high in the sky.
5. Cumulous A kind of cloud that looks like puffy white cotton.
6. Stratus A kind of cloud that is low and gray and stretches across the sky.
7. Weather The temperature, clouds, wind and precipitation in the atmosphere at any time.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will be able to identify the three types of clouds.
2.Students will be able to describe the three types of clouds.
3.Students will be able to predict the weather based on the cloud type.
4. Objectives-
1.When given a worksheet students will be able to identify the cloud type based on a picture with little help.
2.Students will be able to provide the characteristics when prompted with a question.
3.When shown a picture students will be able to predict the weather.
5. Materials and Aids-
Poster board,white board, worksheet, cotton balls, glue, paper, projector
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

We will begin by showing a short video introducing clouds.

B. Development-

1.We will have a posterboard with pictures and descriptions to aid us in teaching the material. This will allow the students to see what we are teaching.
2.We will describe each cloud type, Cumulus, Stratus, Cirrus, individually. Telling how they form, what they look like, and what type of weather results from them.

C. Practice-

1.The students will each get cotton balls,glue, and paper.
2.They will create a cloud type of their choice.
3.They will describe their creation to a teacher walking around.

D. Independent Practice-

We will pass out a worksheet with pictures of clouds on it. They students will write the name of the cloud below the picture.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.If students have advanced knowledge we will summarize our lesson, and move on to practice
2.If students are not understanding, we will describe in new ways and assess again.
3.If students are loosing attention we will move on to the activity and teach while they are creating their clouds.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.We will informally ask questions while teaching.
2.Before moving on to the activity we will ask if they have any questions.
3.We give the worksheet to be completed alone, and then we will go over them together.

G. Closure-

1.As closure we will go over the worksheet.
2.If we have time a few students will present their activity.
7. Evaluation-
1.Are the students correctly responding to the questions throughout?
2.Did they do the worksheet correctly?

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