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6 th Grade Science Mrs. Bright (6-4.3). 6-4.3. Classify shapes and types of clouds according to elevation and their associated weather conditions and patterns. Song: Clouds Are Cool. 1. What are clouds?. Clouds are of billions of water droplets. 1,000,000,000. 2. How do clouds form?.

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6th Grade Science

Mrs. Bright

(6-4.3)

6 4 3
6-4.3
  • Classify shapes and types of clouds according to elevation and their associated weather conditions and patterns.
1 what are clouds
1. What are clouds?
  • Clouds are of billions of water droplets.

1,000,000,000

2 how do clouds form
2. How do clouds form?
  • Clouds form from the condensation of water vapor.
  • Water warmed by the sun rises (evaporation), cools, & changes to water droplets (condensation).
3 how are clouds classified
3. How are clouds classified?
  • A. By shape
  • B. By altitude
  • C. By precipitation
a cumulus clouds
1. Cumulus (meaning "heap” / “piled up”

2. Medium or low elevations.

3. Large, fluffy & puffy with flat bases.

4. White = fair weather

■ 5. Darker = rain or thunderstorms.

A. Cumulus Clouds
b cirrus clouds
1. Cirrus (meaning "curl of hair”)

2. High elevations.

3. Wispy, made of ice crystals.

4. Signals fair weather or the approach of a warm front.

B. Cirrus Clouds
c stratus clouds
1. Stratus (meaning “layered”)

2. Forms at medium or low elevations.

3. Spread out layer upon layer covering a large area.

4. As clouds thicken, precipitation may occur

C. Stratus Clouds
review the 3 cloud shapes
Review: The 3 cloud shapes

Cumulus

(Puffy)

Cirrus

(Wispy)

Stratus

(Layered)

5 what are the 3 high altitude clouds
5. What are the 3 high altitude clouds?

A. Cirrus

B. Cirrostratus

C. Cirrocumulus

High Altitude Clouds

6 what are the 2 mid level clouds
6. What are the 2 mid-level clouds?

B. Altocumulus

A. Altostratus

Mid-level Clouds

7 what are the 3 low level clouds
7. What are the 3 low level clouds?

B. Cumulus

(vertical cloud)

A. Stratus

Low-level Clouds

C. Stratocumulus

8 prefixes sufixes
8. Prefixes / Sufixes
  • The prefix cirro- describes high clouds.
  • The prefix alto- describes middle elevation clouds
  • The prefix/sufix nimbus- refers to rain.
9 name 2 storm clouds
9. Name 2 storm clouds.

A.Nimbostratus

B. Cumulonimbus

(a thunderhead; may

accompany a cold front)

Low-level Clouds

10 fog
10. Fog
  • Clouds that form when condensation occurs at or near the ground are called fog.
interesting tidbit
Interesting Tidbit

Scattered

25-50%

Broken

50-90%

Overcast

>90%

No clouds

0%

Clear

0-10%

Isolated

10-25%

Cloud Cover

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