Learning About Clouds and How They Are Formed
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Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: K-8
Year: 2002


This video segment explains how clouds form. The segment is part of the NASA SCIFiles program, which features the Tree House Detectives, a group of young students who work together to solve everyday problems. In this segment, the detectives visit a scientist who uses a jar, ice cubes and a metal tray to demonstrate how clouds form. The students also learn about the three main types of clouds and the NASA S'COOL project, which involves students from around the world in observing clouds.

Learning About Clouds and How They Are Formed
Duration: 3 minutes 15 seconds
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This video clip is part of the NASA SCIence Files™ The Case of the Phenomenal Weather DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.

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