Weather School Project: Learning cloud types with puff paint

Posted at 5:27 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 18:27:05-04

Weather School Project 4/28: Learning Cloud Types With Puff Paint

  • Shaving Cream
  • Glue
  • Flour
  • Blue Poster Board
  • Paint Brush

This time we're doing more of a weather project than experiment to have some fun and learn about the different cloud types.

Before we paint our clouds, we need to first make our puff paint.

To make the puff paint, mix together 1/4 cup each of shaving cream and glue then add 2 heaping teaspoons of flour.

Mix these ingredients together until you have a fluffy consistency and then you're ready to paint.Next, grab the blue poster board (background) then paint some wispy cirrus clouds at the top of the poster- cirrus clouds are high in the atmosphere and consist of ice crystals.

Continue on to the middle of the poster then paint some altocumulus and nimbostratus clouds.

Altocumulus clouds are usually found in the mid levels of the atmosphere.

Nimbostratus clouds can stretch from the low to mid levels of atmosphere and often produce gray days or rainy weather.

Lastly, load up your brush and paint a towering cumulonimbus cloud.

The cumulonimbus cloud should stretch from the bottom of your poster to near the top. Cumulonimbus clouds can tower over 30,000 feet high in the atmosphere and are responsible for heavy rain and thunderstorms that can produce hail and tornadoes.

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