Learning Lesson: A "Hole" lot of clouds

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Sunset and Cumulus Clouds

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS)


Clouds are divided into four basic forms (Cirro-form, Strato-form, Cumulo-form and Nimbo-form) at three basic levels (low, middle, and high) in the atmosphere. Many locations may experience all of these different types of clouds daily. The students will become better observers of the sky by recording the different cloud types at various times daily.

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