||This lesson was created by Stephanie, a student in the UniTY Program at the Miami
Museum of Science.|
Shaving Cream Clouds
There are three different types of clouds:
- pieces of large blue construction paper (14" x 17")
- can of shaving cream
- pictures of clouds
- Fold a piece of blue construction paper equally into
thirds, as you would a letter. Prepare one such sheet for each student.
- Display the cloud pictures for the children. Explain
that the clouds do not always look the same. Tell the children that we
will use shaving cream to make different types of clouds. Also tell them
that even though real clouds are not made of shaving cream, sometimes
they look like shaving cream, if you use your imagination.
- Give each child a piece of pre-folded blue paper. Spray
a little puddle of shaving cream at each child's table space. Explain that
they may use their fingers to paint clouds on the blue paper, with the
shaving cream. Model on the chalkboard with shaving cream, different variations
of cloud shapes and designs. The different cloud types for the children
are as follows :
For more information on Clouds and other atmospheric phenomena,
you can check out these links:
Visit the University of Illinois Cloud Catalog.
Check out the day's weather report. Don't forget to
examine the cloud conditions!!!
View High Velocity Clouds from Mount Stromlo Observatory.
Get really into clouds with the Texas A&M Meteorology
Visit the Weather World 2010 project.
Take a deep breath, take a minute to daydream, and take
the day off with Cloud Watching 101.
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