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How to Measure Precipitation

Precipitation (pre - sip - uh - tay - shun) is just a big word used to describe water falling from the sky. Rain, snow, hail, and sleet are all precipitation. Meteorologists measure precipitation using something called a rain gauge.

To make your own rain gauge you will need:


Nontoxic MarkerRuler
A ScrewA Screwdriver
WoodSome Tape
A See-Through ContainerScrap Paper
Plastic ContainerNext

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