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Lesson 1.5

A downpour from a Cumulonimbus storm cloud spotted by Tom Bean (Member 41,135) near Fredonia, Arizona, US.

Lesson 1.5


Lesson Objective: students learn how clouds make rain, snow and hail. Through scientific observation, creativity, and ingenuity, students see for themselves how clouds create precipitation in a jar. Through mindfulness, students practice gratitude in the face of life’s stormy weather.

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2 DIY Rainstorm in a Jar Tutorial

3. UK Met Office animated videos about precipitation.

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Poetry relating to clouds and precipitation:

‘Summer Shower’ by Emily Dickinson
‘The Storm’ by Edward Shanks
‘The Cloud’ by Percey Busshe Shelley