We spent a couple of days on clouds and will probably study them more in depth this summer.
Another book we really enjoyed was The Man Who Named the Clouds by Julie Hannah. This was a good one for introducing us to the different cloud types.
We visited Amanda's Cloud Art Show at Hearts and Trees. She's put together a beautiful collection of artwork based on this theme.
Towards the end of our weather unit we touched briefly on hurricanes and tornadoes. Thanks to Mrs. Frizzle and her Magic School Bus, it wasn't a scary topic. :) We read The Magic School Bus in a Hurricane, and it quickly became a favorite.
Tornadoes are mentioned in the story, so we made a tornado in a bottle. I picked up a tornado tube connector at the local school supply for $3.00, and it was well worth it. If you don't have the tornado tube you can also place a washer between the two 2-liter bottles and then duct tape them together.
If you've never tried the tornado in a bottle, I really encourage you to. It is so easy and sure to get rave reviews from your family. :) Let me know what you think if you try it!
You can read more about our weather adventures in these posts.
Have a great day!