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Clouds

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Clouds

What to do with this activity?

We are always talking about the weather in Ireland, probably because it is constantly changing - often from hour to hour.  

Learn to read the sky, and find out about different types of cloud and what they mean for our weather.    

To find out how clouds and rain form, watch this very clear 2 minute animation "How does rain form?" from the UK Met office.  For a little more detail about different types of clouds watch  "What is a cloud?" by NASA (America's space agency). It's about 3 minutes long. 

Look at Weather Wiz Kids to find answers to lots more questions about clouds.  

 

  • Why am I doing this?

    Children gain confidence in speaking through demonstrating their knowledge to others. Chatting and listening to your child will help build their communication skills. Talking about words and their meaning in everyday life will also help build your child’s vocabulary – and your own!

  • How can I do more?

    Children gain confidence in speaking through demonstrating their knowledge to others. Chatting and listening to your child will help build their communication skills. Talking about words and their meaning in everyday life will also help build your child’s vocabulary – and your own!

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