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Clouds are made of water and air. When water vapor rises in the sky it gets cold. It forms water droplets that stick to floating dust. Many droplets together make a cloud.

Earth’s atmosphere is made of many layers. The layer people live in is called the troposphere. Most clouds are in this layer. Airplanes fly very high in the sky. They fly in the stratosphere. But there are still many layers of atmosphere between airplanes and outer space

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Making Connections


How do the different types of clouds affect your daily life?


Have you ever read another book about clouds? How can you use information about clouds in your everyday life?


Do people still “read” the clouds? Why is it important to know about clouds?

Teacher Resources

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