Learning lesson: How much water is in that cloud?

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Link to Resource: https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/ll_h2ocontent
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Weather Service (NWS)
Summary:The updrafts in thunderstorms can be extremely strong. The stronger the updraft, the more weight of rain and hair that can be supported. This experiment will show thta cotton balls, like clouds, hold a tremendous amount of water. In nature, once the weight of water is more than can be supported by th eupdraft, the water falls as rain. using cotton balls the students will learn of the high water capacity in clouds.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.D
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; activities; atmosphere; atmospheric science; high school; meteorology; middle school; noaa; nws; severe weather; water; weather; weather hazards
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