Lesson Plans and Worksheets
Browse by Subject
Precipitation Teacher Resources
Find teacher approved Precipitation educational resource ideas and activities
Students explore the weather system by analyzing water properties. In this precipitation instructional activity, students review weather related vocabulary terms and discuss how rainbows are created by light hitting droplets at the right time. Students conduct a rainbow experiment by utilizing an electric kettle, cotton balls, mirrors and other household objects.
Students calculate weathering rates from tombstone weathering data. Atmospheric (and precipitation) chemistry determines the rate of weathering for marble tombstones. They are shown data from a rural and an unrban cemetery, and are asked to estimate rates, and then have them speculate as to why the rates are so different.
Fifth graders investigate evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. They observe a water cycle kit and record their observations, and examine how water condenses on the outside of a cup. Next, they observe an evaporation demonstration, and create a drawing of the major elements of the water cycle.
Students study the concepts of global warming and climate change as they relate to the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. They examine the changes in glacial ice in relation to global warming. They decide how human activities, especially the use of cars, contribute to global warming.
Middle schoolers begin their examination of the climate zones found around the world. Using a software program, they identify the relationship between the vegetation, climate and temperatures of the different zones. They also plot coordinates using latitude and longitude.
Students study terms associated with weather and identify different instruments used to measure atmospheric conditions. In this weather study lesson, students define weather terms in science journals and complete an activity that demonstrates air pressure. Students study various tools used to measure atmospheric conditions. Students complete linked activities to learn about the water cycle, clouds, the heat from the sun, and winds.