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Fluffy Floaty Clouds

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… cloud? What are they hiding? And why don’t they fall down? Get ready to float into the world of clouds!

For Grown-Ups

What you’ll need

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What are clouds made of?

Explore

est. 15 min

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What’s In a Cloud?

Clouds come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but they have one thing in common: Water! Learn more about how clouds form in this video from SciShow Kids.

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Cloud Flying

Soar through the clouds with a team of professional “wingsuit” flyers in this amazing video!

How Heavy Is a Cloud?

Heavier than you think. Some can weigh as much as a whale—or a whole bunch of whales! So how do they float? Let’s find out.

Create

est. 30 min

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Find Shapes in the Clouds

If it’s nice outside, grab your trusted grown-up and go find some shapes in the clouds. We like to find a warm patch of grass, lie down, and look up at the sky. What kinds of clouds do you see? What shapes do you see in them? When you come back inside, draw and color some cloud shapes!

(If the weather’s bad or you can’t go outside, see what shapes you find in the clouds in this video instead.)

Toolkit Materials:

Adult Supervision Required

Read

est. 10 min

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The Fog

When a thick fog rolls in to the island of Icyland, a little yellow bird is the only one who seems to notice. The more everyone ignores it, the more it spreads. Will it ever go away? Find out in this story by Kyo Maclear, with pictures by Kenard Pak.

Move

est. 5 min

Move Like a Cloud

Some clouds move slowly and gracefully through the sky. Others tumble in with big storms. How would you move if you were a cloud? Clear out a space and pretend you’re a rain cloud, a storm cloud, or a puffy, animal-shaped cloud!

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