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Lesson 1.4

Cumulus clouds spotted over Cologne, Germany by Maria Muhlack (Member 50,852).

Lesson 1.4

How to make a Cloud

Cup your hands together, and everything you need to make a cloud is right inside. The most important ingredient is water.

.Lesson Objective: Through the use of creativity with art and an experiment students find out in this lesson the ingredients needed to make a cloud, why clouds stay up in the sky, and why some look bright white and some look dark grey. A mindfulness strategy will help students expand their awareness of emotions and body sensations, how to measure them, and calm down through observation of the breath.

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Video 1: Why some clouds look bright and others look dark:

Video 2: How to make a cloud in a bottle – 60 Second Science:

Video 3: Cloud in a bottle (more advanced):

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(Optional) Video 4:.Bringing The Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema