Rain's Dirty Little Secret

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Link to Resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87v_9Bud7vw&feature=youtu.be
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Publication Date:2015
Summary:Somewhere inside of every raindrop is a tiny impurity. A touch of salt, a speck of soot and grain of clay is absolutely crucial to a rain drops existence. In fact, without these microscopic pieces of dirt, there would be no rain because water vapor cannot condense into droplets on its own. This video from MinuteEarth describes this process.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.D
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; atmosphere; atmospheric science; elementary school; high school; k-5 geosource; meteorology; middle school; video; weather
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