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Lesson plan: Rain gauge activity

Here is another weather-related lesson plan, this one for younger grades from NASA. In it, the students design and build their own rain gauges to measure daily rainfall. This teaches them about engineering skills as well as a better understanding of how to measure rain. You can view more information and download a teachers’ guide at

Becki Odum with the CoCoRaHS rain gauge she used to measure 34″ of rain in Florence.