We have a brief afterschool activity on clouds and weather.
We use the same Cloud Cards I have last year and discuss it once again. It was quite cloudy so we just view the clouds from his room and try to identify the cloud based on his cards. We discuss each type of clouds, whether it tells us if its going to rain or to be sunny.
For the free cards, click the picture below for the link.
So now to recreate the clouds, we used a blue cardstock paper and some paints. We previously had this activity but used cottons for the cloud formation, this time he wanted to paint.
That's his handwriting on the label.
And he wanted to add more details (black ink in the outline).
To recreate contrails, he made an airplane, named it BOEING 767, cut it and stick it on a paper. He added the contrails using the white paint.
For the weather, we watched some videos on Youtube based on the Weather Cards that we have. We talked about the cause and effect of these weathers and if possible how to avoid calamities.
Then we tried recreating some of them.... first one is the earthquake. The best that we do was to use his Lego. He made a city and then he started shaking the plate pretending to have an earthquake.
And lastly, he wanted drought. He crumpled some brown art paper, strip them into smaller pieces and stick them individually on a piece of paper. He made some animals dying due to water loss and made his sun reddish to indicate a very very hot day.
We didn't get to recreate some of the weather conditions as we were also doing some school related stuff.