Measuring Precipitation

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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. Groups critique their designs and then view a short video about why meteorologists evaluate rainfall. This is a fresh addition to a unit on water or weather.

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Pros

  • PowerPoint presentation, a video, and hands-on activities combine to create a memorable lesson
  • Introduces learners to design and to satellite technology
Cons

  • None