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This video will help your students explore clouds and make creative connections between states of matter, geography, art and literacy.

It’s one of 7 questions to explore before you leave primary school, a series of short films designed to provide inspiration for cross-curricular learning.

Have you ever looked up to the clouds in the sky and wondered what they are? Scientists, artists and poets have also been fascinated and inspired by clouds.

Filmed at Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery at the Science Museum, London.

7 questions to explore before you leave primary school

A collaboration between the Science Museum, TES and the Arts Council, these video see wonder and imagination as the foundation of both arts and sciences. They invite young people to answer to big questions about the world using their curiosity, creative thinking and problem-solving skills.

Watch the other videos in the series

1: What would life be like without electricity?
2: What does sound look like?
3: Do you see what I see?
5: Where does the sun go at night?
6: Where can you find patterns?
7: Can you lift something heavier than yourself?

Each question, which can be used either as part of a lesson or as the start of a full topic of work, can be approached from a multitude of angles, opening up opportunities for learning across science, history, art and design and beyond.

See all seven films on our YouTube channel