Today’s science lesson was about cloud types, and for some reason my little ones just weren’t getting it. One of the great things about homeschooling, for me, is that I can change my approach on the fly to match the learning styles of the kids. The second time that I went through the material, I assigned a dance to each cloud type. Anytime I said that cloud type, they would have to break into that dance. Well, they remembered the dance… cloud type, not so much.
Next, I took to Google images to see if I could find a worksheet of some sort that no only summarized the characteristics of the clouds, but also gave me good images – found some, but none that I liked. So, while the kids worked on a worksheet provided by K12, I created some worksheets of my own. The kids loved that I had made them on the fly just for them, and they finally got it. The poems may be a little corny – I didn’t have a lot of time to get fancy, but the kids liked it!
These worksheets summarize everything with rhyme, ask three questions, and give the kids a picture that they can keep in their minds.
Download them here:
Let me know what you think! Do you have any interesting ways that you have taught your kids about cloud types?