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Patrons learn about how precipitation forms and measure how much falls in their area by constructing a rain gauge

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Add a Tech Twist Optional: Consider joining the Spotty Rain project to track and report precipitation from your local area
Hints for uses in your library Try pairing this activity with the Spotty Rain Campaign to turn it into a citizen science project!
Related Links American Geosciences Institute
Spotty Rain Campaign
NASA Precipitation Education
SciStarter Citizen Science
Globe Observer: Citizen Science
Reading a Rain Gauge
Originating Source Earth Science Week
Photo Credit: Precipitation Measurement Missions education NASA
Related Books
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The Water Cycle by Frances Purslow
Science Foundations: The Water Cycle by Nikole Brooks Bethea
The Water Cycle by Penelope Nelson
Citizen Science Guide for Families: Taking Part in Real Science

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Build a Rain Gauge

Build a Rain Gauge

Patrons learn about how precipitation forms and measure how much falls in their area by constructing a rain gauge