Weather observation is one scientific interaction we have with nature on a daily basis. The state of the sky is the first thing most of us note upon waking up to get an idea of what to wear for the day, and then again, whenever we head outdoors. Do we need sunscreen or an umbrella? A jacket or a short-sleeved shirt? And clouds do play a big role in our understanding of what the weather is like. While the weather forecast seldom goes in more detail than “cloudy” or “sunny with clouds”, there is a great variety of clouds! Some of them appear on a clear day, and some come with fog or rain.
This cloud wheel will introduce children to ten of the most common cloud types. Attach the cloud wheel onto the fridge or by a window where you can observe the sky well. Make it a part of the routine to come and adjust the wheel to the right cloud type. Or put together a portable cloud identification guide and bring it in your pocket. We put ours into the glove box of our car, so that we can identify clouds as we drive.
This pack includes:
- Printable cloud wheel, ready to put together with a help of a split pin/brad.
- Twelve cloud cards describing how to distinguish ten of the most common cloud types by their appearance and their position in the sky. The cards can be assembled into a little book to bring along on outings.
- Also included: a weather wheel in the same style!
You can also buy this template as a part of our Nature STEAM Pack (60% discount!) along with other creative printable projects for exploring nature.