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A Funny TasteAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore the different salinities of various sources of water by taste-testing.
How Much Water is in that Cloud?Add to list Details
In this activity, learners working in pairs saturate a cotton ball using water drops from an eyedropper to demonstrate the high water capacity of clouds.
Amazon Water Cycle Roleplay
In this creative roleplay activity, learners will explore the various processes of the water cycle using movement, sound, and props to aid in comprehension.
Do Cities Affect the Weather?Add to list Details
In this activity, learners explore clouds and how they form.
Weather Stations: Phase Change
In this activity, learners observe the water cycle in action! Water vapor in a tumbler condenses on chilled aluminum foil — producing the liquid form of water familiar to us as rain and dew.
Make Your Own Rain StickAdd to list Details
This activity provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a rain stick, a musical instrument originating in South America.
Go with the Flow
Learners draw comic-style pictures to show the water cycle. From a starting picture, one learner draws what happens to the water in the next panel, then passes the comic strip to another learner.
In this activity, learners conduct three experiments to examine temperature, the different stages of the water cycle, and how convection creates wind.
Make Your Own RainstickAdd to list Details
In this activity, leaners build their very own rainsticks, an instrument filled with pebbles and seeds that create sounds like falling rain. Save costs by using material found around the home.
Water Cycle in a Bag
In this activity, learners will explore the water cycle by creating a small atmosphere.
Updrafts in ActionAdd to list Details
In this weather activity/demonstration, learners watch as a ping pong ball is suspended in a stream of air supplied by a hair dryer.
The Return of El Nino
In this activity related to climate change and data analysis, learners examine temperature and precipitation data to determine if climate variations are due to El Niño.
In this design-based lesson, learners study flood dynamics as they modify a riverbed with blockages or levees to simulate real-world scenarios.
Why do Raindrops Sometimes Land Gently and Sometimes Land with a Splat?Add to list Details
In this activity, learners examine raindrop bottles (prepared ahead of time) to observe in slow motion the behavior of falling droplets and explore concepts such as drag and terminal velocity.
Atmospheric CollisionsAdd to list Details
In this activity/demonstration, learners observe what happens when two ping pong balls are suspended in the air by a hair dryer. Use this activity to demonstrate how rain drops grow by coalescence.
The Water Cycle
Did you know that the water we use today is the same water found on Earth millions of years ago? The Earth constantly uses and recycles water in a process called the water cycle.
The Rain ManAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners observe the hydrologic cycle in action as water evaporates and condenses to form rain right before their eyes.
The Effects of Acid Rain
In this environmental science activity (page 4 of the PDF), learners use vinegar and chalk to observe the effect of acid rain on various building materials and plant life.
When it rains, water can collect on top of and seep into the ground. Water can also run downhill, carrying soil and pollution with it.
Exploring Earth: Paper Mountains
In this activity, learners explore in what ways the shape of the land and the pull of gravity influence how water moves over Earth.