Lesson Plan

A Rainy Day Experiment

In this lesson, your students will have the chance to see how rain falls from clouds by creating their own miniature rainy day! This hands-on lesson gets students excited about science!
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to understand why rain falls from clouds.
  • Students will be able to follow multi-step directions.
  • Students will be able to make predictions.

Introduction

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  • Tell students that today they will be learning about the weather.
  • Invite students to step outside and observe the weather. Great guiding questions include: Is it sunny or cloudy today? What do the clouds look like?
  • Have students make predictions about whether or not it will rain today. Ask them to identify what the sky looks like on a rainy day.
  • Then, tell students that they will have the chance to observe a rainy day in class today.