Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Learning how clouds are formed

Today in Topic, Year 6 explored how clouds are formed and how meteorologists measure the amount of clouds in the sky. Using ice cubes, warm water, a metal dish and a beaker, the pupils were able to see how when warm, moist air (like that in the beaker) is cooled (by ice) clouds are formed. They also discovered that as the water cools, it condenses into tiny water droplets which appear as clouds. 

Today was not the best day to measure the amount of clouds in the sky as it was very cloudy so the cloud cover was 8/8. Yesterday I think the amount of clouds on the cloud cover would have been around 5/8.

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