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Up, Up, and Away: Cloud Race

Activity Objectives

  • Students will learn about the effect that wind has on other objects, including clouds.

Vocabulary/Literature Resource

  • Vocabulary: Wind, Cloud

Materials Chart

Consumable supplies to gather and/or purchase

  • Cotton Balls
  • (Clean) Straws

Activity Plan

  • Ask students if they have ever seen clouds moving in the sky. What makes those clouds move? Wind! Explain that we are going to play a game that shows a little bit about how clouds move.
  • Each child gets their own straw and one cotton ball.
  • Students line up at a start line, and on a signal, blow their cotton balls across to the finish line. Encourage all students to finish regardless of who is first.


Possible Modifications/Links to Other Activities:
Could be played as a team game, relay race style.

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