Cirrus Clouds: Definition, Types & Facts


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Which description best matches a cirrus cloud?

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1. Which type of cloud is in the image?

2. Which material is the makes up the majority of a cirrus cloud?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination assesses your knowledge of cirrus clouds, such as definitions, cloud types, and facts. You'll need to be aware of cirrus cloud descriptions and cloud images.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test your knowledge of:

  • Which materials make up a cirrus cloud
  • How these types of clouds are used to predict weather
  • Which images best represent certain types of clouds

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about this specific type of cloud
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding how cirrus clouds can be used to predict weather patterns
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the formation and materials of cirrus clouds

Additional Learning

If you would like to get more details about this topic, review the lesson called Cirrus Clouds: Definition, Types and Facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about dew point temperatures and nuclei
  • View various images of clouds and figure out which types are being represented
  • Get a better understanding of the differences between cirrostratus and cirrocumulus clouds