Cloud Spotting guide: High level (above 6,000 m) - Cirrus, Cirrocumulus, Cirrostratus; Mid level (2,000 m to 6000 m) - Altocumulus, Altostratus; Low level (0 m to 2,000 m) - Stratocumulus, Cumulus, Cumulonimbus, nimbostratus, Stratus.
Heres a great way to teach about cloud identification and classification! Each child makes their own Nature-Watch Weather Window - a hand-held frame with a variety of cloud types classified by altitude. Then, head outside and match real clouds to the photos on the Weather Window. Identify the cloud type and discuss what type of weather might follow as a result.