Utah Lesson Plans
Material Type:
Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary
  • Clouds
  • Gale
  • Science Journal
  • UOL3-5
  • UOLk-2
  • Uollesson
  • Uolscience
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    Cloud Journal

    Cloud Journal


    This resource is a Science student activity that utilizes Utah's Online Library resources - specifically, Gale's Kids InfoBits and Student Resource Center - Junior - to help students learn about clouds.

    About Utah's Online Library

    Utah's Online Library provides Utah educators and students free access to high-quality reference collections such as EBSCO, Gale Reference Collection, World Book, eMedia, and LearningExpress Library.

    This activity was designed to help educators utilize this amazing resource in their classrooms.

    Note: Utah educators and students visiting Utah's Online Library from a school computer should be automatically authenticated. When at home, students must use the home access login that their teacher or school media specialist can provide. Utah educators can use either their my.uen login or the home access login.


    Essential Question: How are clouds part of weather systems?

    Cumulus, cirrus, stratus, cumulonimbus…. Have your students keep a cloud journal for two weeks and record the types of clouds they see each day.

    The information in Utah's Online Library can help students find images and descriptions of the various cloud types. Have them check out the Gale databases Kids InfoBits and Student Resource Center - Junior.

    Curriculum Connections:

    SEEd 1st Grade

    SEEd 5th Grade