Science Action Club - Cloud Quest Kit - REFILL KIT
Welcome to your Science Action Club teaching kit!
Created by the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Science Action Club is a nationwide STEM program for middle school youth in out-of-school time.
This refill kit contains science supplies for hands-on activities that empower youth to explore the environment and conduct active research as citizen scientists. If you require additional copies of the Cloud Quest guidebook, you can download it on the SAC Educator Portal (sacportal.calacademy.org).
Cloud Quest explores the impact of clouds on weather and climate. Using the GLOBE Observer citizen science platform, youth identify sky conditions and report their discoveries to NASA. Researchers map these observations against satellite image data to study how clouds influence the flow of energy through Earth’s atmosphere.
After completing this unit, you can continue to use this kit for further learning:
- Extend the Science Action Club experience with digital resources from the guidebook; continue to collect data and submit to GLOBE Observer.
- Replenish consumable materials and offer Cloud Quest to a new group of youth.
- Donate this kit to a school-day teacher for use in a science classroom.
Thank you for helping to foster the next generation of scientific thinkers and environmental stewards!
Refill Kit Materials
- 10 Build an Anemometer handouts
- 2 packs color construction paper
- 5 Design a Satellite handouts
- 20 Drain to Rain maps
- 1 set Drain to Rain signs
- 1 set Drain to Rain stations
- 4 sets Fly a Kite instructions
- 10 sheets gray construction paper
- 10 sheets gray tissue paper
- 1 set Green Building Challenge cards
- 20 sheets kite paper
- 20 SAC certificates
- 20 SAC stickers
- 50 Sky Survey stickers
- 20 Which Cloud Am I? grids
- 10 sheets white construction paper
- 10 sheets white tissue paper
- 100 cotton balls
- 40 effervescent tablets
- 20 sheets foil
- 5 glue sticks
- 40 pipe cleaners
- 100 popsicle sticks
- 40 skewers
- 50 straws (narrow)
- 10 straws (wide)
- 2 spools string
- 10 tape
- 11 t-pins
- 1 bag baking soda
- 55 cups
- 1 box food coloring
- 10 plastic vials
- 20 Cloud Quest buttons
- 1 bottle dish soap
- 20 SAC notebooks
- 20 SAC pencils
- 1 bottle vinegar