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Rain Gauge Activity

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Complete teacher narrative and presentation slides for teaching about Earth's water make up the bulk of this activity. 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. The culminating activity involves designing a working rain gauge. Boost the STEM value of this activity by really emphasizing the need to calibrate rain gauges.

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  • Included slide show for direct instruction and a hands-on activity will appeal to learners of all types
  • Provides an opportunity to apply design principles to a vital global issue
  • Designed to meet Next Generation Science Standards in middle school earth science
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