Let’s see what Yeti finds on Google
Yeti takes out his tablet and settles himself on a beach chair. He adjusts the umbrella so that the sun doesn’t blind him while he’s trying to read. He’s not sure what to type in the search engine. He looks up at the sky and now he sees a dog and an elephant. That is very strange! Now he is determined to find out what’s going on. He types in just clouds and looks to see what he can find. Aha! He finds something that sounds interesting so he begins to read the article.
‘How to Study Clouds Activity
Follow this easy, step-by-step activity:
• Get comfortable outside and pick a cloud to observe. Look at the shape. Is the cloud flat or puffy? Flat clouds are called Stratus; puffy clouds are called Cumulus.
• Observe the height of the clouds. High – Cirrus clouds are high, thin, wispy clouds. Middle – Alto clouds; they will be either Stratus or Cumulus in shape. Low – Stratus clouds are the ones closest to the ground and are usually flat and hazy.
• Using your observations, add the word for how high the cloud is, to the word for its shape. Now you have the scientific name! An example: Cirrus
+ Stratus = Cirrostratus. (See our activity TIPS for more details.)
• Mount the Mini Weather Station as instructed. Note the direction the wind is coming from.
• Use the Cloud Chart to compare your cloud type and wind direction findings. The cloud results will tell you if it’s going to rain or not!’ (Source)
Now Yeti is more confused than ever! The article mentioned cloud types so it’s not helping him understand why the animal shapes. Maybe he needs to find out the different types of clouds first.
Let’s continue - Basic Types of Clouds
Start at the beginning – Let’s go to the beach!