Measuring Rain With a Rain Catcher
Middle schoolers make a rain catcher and examine and graph rain levels within one month to calculate the average percipitation at their home.
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Using Environmental Models to Determine the Effect of Acid Rain on an Ecosystem
Demonstrate to your middle school science learners how chalk breaks down in a weak acid. Discuss what affects acidic rain might have on ecosystems. Lab groups then choose one of two questions: "How does acid precipitation affect an...
7th - 8th Science
Why Most Rain Never Reaches The Ground
More than half of the rain that falls on Earth never reaches the ground. The video discusses the location of rain, the amount that evaporates in the process, and the amount that lands on top of trees all as factors in this phenomenon. It...
2 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Which Came First—the Rain or the Rainforest?
"Hahai no ka ua i ka ulula'au." In other words, "The rain follows after the forest," but is it actually true? The video discusses the development of the rain forests and their unique water cycle. It also offers advice on what actions can...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Effect of Acid Rain on Limestone
Pupils investigate the pH of rain water in this earth science lesson. They collect rain water from their area and explore the pH when lime stone is added, then they will use the data collected to conjecture as to the effect of acid rain...
6th - 9th Science CCSS: Designed
The Effects of Acid Rain on the Environment
Middle schoolers work in groups to expose healthy plants to various environmental conditions. Each group is assigned a different amount of lemon juice to add to their water source, simulating acid rain. Some water is administered through...
5th - 8th Science