In this immersive lesson on cloud science designed for the K12 classroom, students can now learn to recognize different cloud types and explain in their own words how clouds form.
Clouds are given different names based on their shape and their height in the sky. Some clouds are puffy like cotton while others are grey and uniform. Some clouds are near the ground, while others are near the top of the troposphere. The immersive lesson shows where different types of clouds are located in the sky.
No matter what shape or size they are, clouds are essential to life on Earth. During the day they help protect us from the sun’s intense heat. At night they act as a blanket to keep us from getting too cold. They also provide precipitation and signal weather changes and patterns.
But clouds aren’t unique to our planet. Astrophysicists who study atmospheres on other planets know that Mars, for example, has clouds similar to ours. Continuing to learn about weather on other worlds, they believe, will help us better understand—and predict—our own.
View and experience this hands-on immersive 360º lesson on cloud science today.