Weather Dude Fun Fact:
There is so much water in the air that if it all
fell as rain at the same time, it could fill enough buckets to reach from the earth to the
sun 57 million times!
Water Cycle Workout
||Just Dew It!
When the nights are clear and cool, the
temperature may be low enough for water vapor to condense into tiny drops on the ground,
on plants, and on spider webs. We call it dew.
Weather Ideas for elementary
1. Look at the words to the song "A Tiny Drop of Water." Circle each word in the song
that is a form of water, ice, or water vapor.
2. Pick one of the "water" words in the song "A
Tiny Drop of Water" and draw a picture of it. Label the picture with the
word, and then write whether the word is a form of water, ice, or water vapor.
3. If you skipped the "Tropical Rainmaker" experiment,
do it now to illustrate evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. Make sure an adult
4. Try this exercise: From a crouched position, stand up while raising your
hands into the air. While doing this, imagine water evaporating into water vapor,
and say "evaporation." Then, stand on tip toe as you reach high into the
air and imagine the water vapor rising into the sky. Show by touching your fingers
together how water vapor cools and forms clouds, and say "condensation."
Then as you slowly crouch down again, use your hands to show how the rain falls from the
clouds while saying "precipitation." Try it again a little
faster. How fast can you do it?
Bonus Chapter: Rainbows and
Bonus Chapter: Hurricanes
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