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Saturday, April 14, 2012

It's A Dog, No It's A Dragon, No It's A Plane! It's Look Up At The Sky Day!



 













Today is Look Up At The Sky Day and we are going to spend part of the day looking up at the clouds. The boys like to see what shapes they can find, and it's usually amusing to hear what they think the cloud looks like. Most of the time, I don't see anything even close to what they see.

What Do You See? Leave a Comment on what you see in the clouds! Not to stifle creativity, but I shared some of our interpretations. Do you see what we saw or something different? Share your thoughts in the Comments!

Cloud 1:
To get this started off, my oldest claimed this was a sea monster looking for food. (??? I don't see it.)  What do you think?


Cloud 2:

A pirate hook.



Cloud 3:
My son: A dog on it's back. Me: A kangaroo (if you turn your head sideways).


Cloud 4:
My son: A cloud. Me: A mask.

Cloud 5:
Bird or airplane.

 Cloud 6:
My son: An alien ship.

A Few Facts About Clouds:
  • Clouds are made up of water or ice crystals.
  • Clouds look white because they reflect the sun.
  • The wind moves the clouds.
  • Cirrus clouds are clouds high in the air. They are thin and wispy.
  • Cumulus clouds look like cotton. They are fluffy and white.
  • Stratus clouds are thick and flat. They often appear before a storm.

  • Chart of clouds I found online
  • Cumulonimbus clouds indicate thunderstorms. The tops are flat and have an anvil shape. Sometimes, you can tell which way the storm is going by looking at where the anvil points.







Don't forget to look up at the night sky too! There are some great constellations out there: Big Dipper, Little Dipper, and Orion are my favorites (probably because they're the only ones I can usually find!). For an easy look at a star, don't forget that the closest star to us is the sun!


There is some great information out there. Try these sites:
http://www.kidsastronomy.com/astroskymap/constellations.htm. This site allows you to choose the month and hour to print a constellation map!

http://www.kidskonnect.com/subject-index/15-science/102-star-a-constellations.html

Although there are not any total eclipses soon, there is a partial lunar eclipse predicted for May 20. See EarthSky.org for more information. There is also a meteor shower that is supposed to happen on April 21! See EarthSky.org here and here for information on the meteor shower.








Most of the cloud info found on http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-clouds.htm

4 comments:

  1. Cloud 1: Top Left, a witch's hat
    Cloud 2: Horse on it's back
    Cloud 3: Princess tiara
    Cloud 4: Horns
    Cloud 5: Battering ram
    Cloud 6: Mushroom

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  2. Cloud 5 is an arrow

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  3. My kids have been really interested in clouds lately too. We love the Tommie dePaola book about clouds. Found you through UBP12. Nice to "meet" you!

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    1. Nice to "meet" you too! We haven't read that one yet. I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

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