004 - Clouds - Extra Lesson

Factual Questions

What are clouds?
How do they form?
What are the different types of clouds?


Key Terminology

  • Cloud
  • Formatation
Define the words above using the useful links below.

Useful Links




Activity One - Watch 

The first thing we need to do is to find out what a cloud is and how they form. Watch the YouTube clip on clouds and make notes on the following points on lined paper (it may help to write the point to look for on paper then leave three lines so that you have space to record your answer):


      • What clouds are.
      • How clouds form.
      • The different types of clouds.
      • How clouds get their colour.

As a class we could also record our notes using padlet. Padlet is an on-line 'wall' that allows us to share ideas publically. 
http://padlet.com/geobecks/clouds

MyNASAdata




Activity Two - Cloud Guide

Your task to is to develop a guide to the different types of clouds that can be found in our sky. You are writing for next years Year 8 class so terms and images are particularly important. The guide should include diagrams as well as descriptions.


Content

      • A description of how clouds are formed
      • A description of how clouds move
      • A description of the four key cloud types (cumulus, nimbus, cirrus and stratus) although you may want to include the combination clouds e.g. cumulostratus etc.
      • Height the clouds can be found at.
      • Colour - they can be different depending on the cloud. How do they get their colour?
      • Weather the clouds can bring to an area.

Presentation

      • It can be in a booklet format or an A4 page.
      • Diagrams of the clouds need to be in boxes which are drawn with a pencil and ruler. Remember to draw in pencil and colour in pencil crayon.
      • Highlight key words.
      • A bibliography is essential.


How will I be assessed?

Assessment

Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Achievement Level

Level Descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.


1–2

i.   makes a limited use of terminology

ii.  demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of content and concept through limited descriptions and/or examples.


3–4

i.   uses some terminology accurately

ii.  demonstrates satisfactory knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through simple descriptions, explanations and examples.


5–6

i.   uses considerable and relevant terminology accurately

ii.  demonstrates substantial knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through descriptions, explanations and examples.


7–8

i.   consistently uses a range of terminology accurately

ii.  demonstrates detailed knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through developed and accurate descriptions, explanations and examples.


Criterion C: Communicating

Achievement Level

Level descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.


1–2

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is not always clear

ii.  organizes information and ideas in a limited way

iii. lists sources of information inconsistently.


3–4

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is somewhat clear

ii.  somewhat organizes information and ideas

iii. creates an adequate reference list and sometimes cites sources.


5–6

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is mostly appropriate to the audience and purpose

ii.  mostly structures information and ideas according to the task instructions

iii. creates an adequate reference list and usually cites sources.


7–8

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is completely appropriate to the audience and purpose

ii.  structures information and ideas completely according to the task instructions

iii. creates a complete reference list and always cites sources.


More Information from Mrs. Davison - see Google slides shown in school