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Meteorology: How Clouds Form

In this web seminar participating educators learned how to teach students about the relationships between air pressure, temperature, and cloud formation. Participants received an overview of the necessary conditions for cloud formation then saw how to apply them to a lesson that allows students to make and observe a cloud in a bottle. Participants also learned about an extension to this activity, the S'COOL Project, which gives students an opportunity to participate in authentic science by reporting their observations of cloud data and assisting in the validation of NASA's CERES satellite instruments.


This web seminar is part of a series of electronic professional development experiences sponsored by the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) project. NASA Explorer Schools invests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics educators to inspire and engage a whole generation of future scientists, engineers and technicians that NASA needs to continue our journey. NES gives educators of grades 4-12 free access to NASA’s people, missions, research, and facilities. We take the work out of searching through thousands of materials on the NASA website and provide a comprehensive set of teaching materials for dozens of STEM concepts. For additional information about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit

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