Make a Rain Gauge to Study Precipitation
- Can use the word precipitation correctly
- Can draw, construct, and read a rain gauge
- Knows and understands the units of precipitation
- Can give a rough estimate of how much rain (in inches or mm) a rainy day delivers.
Rainstorms can be powerful! Can you guess how much water poured down during the last rainstorm you experienced? Do you know if a brief downpour yields more or less water compared to a daylong drizzle? In this hands-on weather lesson, students design, build and use their own rain gauge to get answers to all of these questions.
NGSS AlignmentThis lesson helps students prepare for these Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations:
For the class:
Sabine De Brabandere, PhD, Science Buddies
Teacher Tool Box
Explore Our Science Videos
Lift Ice with Yarn STEM activity
Is the Egg Raw or Cooked? STEM activity
Make a Hygrometer to Measure Humidity - STEM activity