Let’s Talk Clouds

Clouds at dawn in Virginia, USA
Clouds at dawn – what types of clouds are they?

Let’s Talk Clouds

Learn how you can protect our air quality so we can all breathe easier.

Calling all future meteorologists. Come learn about clouds, their purpose, their role in your life, and how you can forecast the weather.

What’s more? You’ll get to make your very own cloud in a bottle! Learn basic cloud physics and the ingredients to make a cloud. And then make one of your own!

This program satisfies Earth, Life, and Physical Science Next Generation Science Standards for Elementary and Middle School grades.

Students stand with cloud cover activity pages
Hands-on science: Estimating cloud cover

Basic Information

  • Workshops are either one or two hours in length (can be modified for forty-five minute class periods).
  • Each workshop is inquiry-based and interactive
  • Maximum student number: 35
  • Workshops satisfy K-12 standards

Learn the differences different the types of clouds and how clouds are formed. Make a cloud in a bottle. Complete exciting learning activities on how to determine

Students squeezing bottles to make clouds
Hands-on science: Making Clouds in bottles

Complete exciting learning activities on how to determine the percentage of cloud cover in the sky. Learn how to identify the clouds outside today!

Primary Cloud Chart
Advanced Cloud Chart
Sun with clouds around it.
Ring around the sun – what sorts of clouds could cause this?