Ugh, I am just crawling back from the abyss of viral bronchitis. Yuck. I now bark like a dog that has smoked for more than thirty years! Hope you are healthy and enjoying the holiday season.
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Clouds Printable(** for Premium Members only)
A cloud is a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating above the earth. In 1802, amateur meteorologist Luke Howard named three principal categories of clouds: cumulus, stratus, and cirrus. These categories became the basis of today’s cloud classification system, which also includes a fourth component: nimbus.
Ducksters: Earth Science for Kids: Clouds
“Most clouds form as warm air rises in the atmosphere and cools down. All air contains some water vapor and warm air can hold more water vapor than cold air. As warm air cools the water vapor turns into tiny droplets of water or ice. As more and more air cools down, more droplets form and they eventually become a cloud.” Visit for a one-page introduction to clouds, with links to additional weather topics, including atmosphere, climate, weather forecasting and seasons.
NASA: Kids Cloud Identification Guide
Educator Paula McKean created this printable guide to cloud classification and identification. Using both the altitude system (how high is the cloud?) and the characteristic system (what does it look like?), this handy e-book includes checklists for verifying your classification. The cumulus checklist begins, ” Is it a sunny day? Is the cloud low in the sky? Does it look like a big puffy cotton ball?”
UCAR Center for Science Education: Clouds
How do clouds form? What are the cloud types? These are just a few of the questions answered at this University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) site for teachers and students. Play a matching game, browse a cloud gallery, or peruse the resources on thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes and winter storms.
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Clouds Wikipedia Printable
Static Electricity Printable
Water Cycle Printable
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“The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.” ~~ Socrates ~~ (470 BCE–399 BCE) a Classical Greek philosopher. Check out the great collection of quotes about knowledge at Lightafire.com.
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Universal Human Rights Month December
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Boston Tea Party Dec 16, 1773
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Jane Austen’s Birthday Dec 16, 1775
Wright Brother’s First Flight Dec 17, 1903
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France Transfers Louisiana Territory to U.S. Dec 20, 1803
Sacagawea Dies Dec 20, 1812
U.S. Supreme Court Declares Segregated Bus Seating Illegal Dec 20, 1956
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Winter Solstice Dec 21, 2015