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Cloud Protocols
This PDF document discusses a field activity for K-12 students. The purpose of the activity is to observe type and cover of clouds including contrails. Students will observe ten types of clouds and how many of three types of contrails are visible, how much of the sky is covered with clouds, and how much is covered by contrails. The PDF is an instructor guide with detailed advice for administering the activity and data sheets.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Field activity
    • Guide for instructor
  • Atmospheric science
  • Chemistry
  • Climatology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restriction information unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-272
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: GLOBE Program of the United States of America