Mrs. Collins' 2nd grade class explored how clouds for from water in the air, and when they become too saturated with water droplets rain will begin to fall.
Students collected data on how many food coloring droplets their cloud needed before it began to rain in their "world."
Next, students researched different way to collect and analyze precipitation.
They created rain gauges, and then collected data ranging over one week.
During this time they tracked daily temperatures (highs/lows), precipitation, sunrise time, sunset time, and what the daily weather appeared to be (rainy, snowy, windy, sunny, cloudy, etc).
The discussions that came from these activities continued for days!