This short video shows different beaks and their functions. Video length: 1:20.

Content Type: Article, Video
Recommended Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

What's an arthropod? With the help of entomologists (and photographers) John & Kendra Abbott, this video shows you the full spectrum of arthropod splendor. Video length: 3:41.

Content Type: Video
Recommended Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

In this activity, youth create weather maps that summarize temperature and weather patterns to better understand how maps help us visualize atmospheric phenomena.

Content Type: Activity
Recommended Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8

This article describes the greenhouse effect and climate change. Available in English and Spanish. Requires a free Newsela account.

Content Type: Article
Recommended Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

This short article covers the history of rocketry, from its early uses to present day. Requires a free Newsela account.

Content Type: Article
Recommended Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

This is a short play to demonstrate the water cycle, similar to Drain to Rain but with youth playing different parts of the water cycle.

Content Type: Activity
Recommended Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

Watch a section of this video (1:50-4:04) to learn more about arthropod camouflage. Video length: 2:14.

Content Type: Video
Recommended Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

In this project, students will conduct an investigative audit to determine how green their school is. By shedding light on any harmful or wasteful practices, this investigation is an effective first step towards improving the school’s habits and reducing its impact on the environment. This lesson plan is a useful framework for a final civic engagement project for Cloud Quest.

Content Type: Activity
Recommended Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

This video by Bill Nye demonstrates how the Sun and Earth’s rotation are involved in wind production. Video length 1:53.

Content Type: Video
Recommended Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8

This webpage highlights the diversity and functionality of bird feet.

Content Type: Digital Interactive
Recommended Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

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