Friday, March 2, 2012
One More Cloud Lesson
I forgot to take my camera to school the day my class made these, which meant I didn't get a photo of it until this week. This post should be down below, with the other cloud and weather ones, but it isn't--sorry. Anyhow, this is the last foldable we made for clouds. It explains the clouds by shape, whereas the other did it by altitude.
Start with a square of cardstock or heavy paper. Fold it in half along the diagonal--corner to corner in both directions. (There will be and "X" crease when you are done.) Cut one of the creases up to the middle/crease intersection. This allows you to slip one triangle behind the other, and glue it, to create the pyramid. Before gluing, though, label the 3 main cloud shapes: stratus, cumulus, and cirrus. Cut each of these cloud shapes out of white cardstock or construction paper. Write a brief description to help students identify their characteristics on them, and dangle from thread under the side labeled with the cloud's name.