Precipitation Teacher Resources
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Getting to the Core: The Link Between Temperature and Carbon Dioxide
Polar ice samples provide scientists with valuable information about the condition of the atmosphere for hundreds of thousands of years in the past. Of particular interest is the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and its relationship to global warming.
6th - 10th Science
Where’s the Water?: Acting Out Science Cycles
Young scientists transform themselves into rivers, oceans, clouds, and drops of water in order to explore the water cycle. After assigning and explaining to students their different roles in the activity, the teacher reads aloud a narrative describing the different stages of the water cycle while the class acts out each event.
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Weather Classroom - Atmosphere
Meteorology learners explore the weight of air, layers of the atmosphere, and air pressure action through a series of discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on group activities. Enough discussion prompts, background information, student handouts, and internet resources are provided to build a complete atmosphere mini-unit.
5th - 8th Science
Rain Gauge Activity
Complete teacher narrative and presentation slides for teaching about Earth's water make up the bulk of this lesson plan. Embedded within the slide show, you will find videos about the water cycle, keeping track of the limited supply of fresh water, and the importance of using satellites for recording precipitation.
4th - 8th Science
"If global warming is real, why is it so cold?" Distinguishing the difference between weather and climate is important when it comes to understanding our planet. In these activities, young scientists look at the climate patterns in a variety of locations, graph the data, and examine the geographical features such as mountains or oceans that affect a given location's climate.
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Blocking the Sun: Earth's External Heat Engine and the Earth's Atmosphere
Using a detailed worksheet, advanced earth science learners examine radiation data and graphs. They compare the solar energy reaching different latitudes and the effects of the atmosphere on insolation. The exercises are comprehensive. The graphs and diagrams on the worksheets are a little lighter than the typed font, so you might have to explain if they are hard to read.
8th - 12th Science
What Is the Water Cycle?
Small groups place sand and ice in a covered box, place the box in the sunlight, then observe as evaporation, condensation, and precipitation occur. These models serve as miniature water cycles and demonstrations of the three phases of matter that water is found in: solid, liquid, and gas.
K - 5th Physical Education
Push the envelope with this lesson on atmospheric pressure! Your physics or geology juniors will be amazed at your super-human ability as you demonstrate the breaking of a stick using a newspaper! They also work with peers to construct a working barometer and to simulate the movement of cold and warm air masses.
7th - 12th Science
Cold, Clouds, and Snowflakes
Students explore satellite data and graphing. In this weather data analysis math and science lesson, students analyze NASA satellite data to draw conclusions about geographical areas where precipitation might have happened. Students follow specific steps given by the teacher to create a time series graph comparing monthly cloud temperatures to troposphere water.
4th - 7th Science
Does cloud type affect rainfall?
Student use MY NASA DATA to obtain precipitation and cloud type data. They create graphs of data within MY NASA DATA. Students compare different cloud types, compare precipitation, and cloud type data They qualitatively describe graphs of the precipitation and cloud type data.
7th - 9th Science
A little engineering design is mixed into this lesson on precipitation measurement. Groups plan and construct a rain gauge, and use it to collect precipitation. As part of the PowerPoint presentation, learners view a satellite map of worldwide rainfall and learn about the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission.
4th - 8th Science
Where Did The Water Go?
Here is a terrific earth science lesson on the water cycle that's designed for grades two to five. In it, understanding of the water cycle will be enhanced. The lesson focuses primarily on evaporation, and what happens to the water vapor once it's back up in the atmosphere.
2nd - 5th Science
Here is a suitable set of slides to use when teaching about the layers of the atmosphere, climate, global winds, and types of clouds. These slides will support a few different lectures. You will probably want to replace the diagrams with sharper images, but why start from scratch when you have a well-organized format and straightforward content to start with?
5th - 7th Science
Do We Need to Wear a Rainhat? Acid Rain: Causes, Effects, and Possible Solutions
Acid rain, and how it affects the environment, is the focus of this Earth science lesson. During the study, learners evaluate measures to reduce acid rain, and design an investigation to demonstrate the conection between a hypothesis and an experimental design.
4th - 12th Science