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WW2010: Clouds and Precipitation DLESE Reviewed Collection
This site covers many of the components of cloud formation and cloud types. Although written for the high school level, the middle school student could grasp most of the concepts with the assistance from the teacher. Specific concepts covered include the importance of and mechanisms that produce rising air, cloud types, and ptyes of precipitation. There are nice graphics and images to support the text.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Tutorial
  • Atmospheric science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Content of this server are Copyright 1997 by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees (except in the the case of photos and other resources which are specifically identified). Teachers and Educators: Permission is hereby granted to individual teachers to print out, copy and distribute the pages herein to their students for educational purposes
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-188
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • B - Physical science:
        • Properties and changes of properties in matter
        • Transfer of energy
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Daniel Bramer
University of Ilinois at Urbana-Champaign