GLOBE: Cloud Watch

Students observe cloud type and coverage, as well as other weather conditions over a five-day period and correlate these observations. Students make and test predictions using these observations.

Go To:

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment Program
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Notes From Our Reviewers

The CLEAN collection is hand-picked and rigorously reviewed for scientific accuracy and classroom effectiveness. Read what our review team had to say about this resource below or learn more about how CLEAN reviews teaching materials

Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

This lesson plan is short and straightforward, and very easy for an instructor to follow, and also to easily adapt to their learner's needs.

Pairs well with the lesson [link '"Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds"'], and both could easily be facilitated together across the same several days.

[link 'GLOBE Observer'] is one way to submit data from cloud observations.

Consider having a local weather forecaster visit to talk about predicting weather through clouds and other tools as an extension.

Recording format can be created by teacher or [link ' 'GLOBE journal'].