Some days we welcome rain. Other days we just wish it would go away. No matter how we feel about it, within rain is the survival of all living things. Without it, the earth would dry up into a vast global desert, and life would eventually cease to exist. Not only does rain provide life giving water, it also holds vivid lessons from our Creator. From floods to rainbows, there is much to be learned.
Some of the most beautiful things in nature can be observed after a rainfall, such as a colorful rainbow or the exquisite drops of water remaining on a spider’s web. And, observing raindrop covered plants and flowers in the sun’s light is breathtaking.
Taking walks after a rainfall when the sun is shining will provide a continuous visual feast for the eyes. And if the weather is not severe, taking a walk in the rain is a wonderful experience, too!
So slide on your mud boots, grab a raincoat and join us as we study and observe the magical world of rain!
Remarkable Rain will encourage you to observe the details of an approaching rain system through such things as the five senses and art journaling.
You’ll actually get outside in the rain (when the weather is safe) to examine, experiment and make notes about a variety of topics including erosion, run-off, plant and animal behaviors and much more!
And, you’ll get outside soon after the rain for many more activities such as photography, soil discoveries, and witnessing the water cycle to name just a few.
There are more than 45 creative nature walk ideas!
Inside, continue your discoveries through more than 20 hands-on experiments and demonstrations that will help you understand more about the hows and whys of rain. As usual, we’ve also included several art ideas.
- Make weather prediction tools.
- Measure the power of rain.
- Simulate various types of weather.
- Experiment with ground saturation.
- Even experiment with (safe) lightning!
Almost 20 writing & research activities will help you learn about the water cycle, weather fronts, erosion, pollution, storms, rainbows, plant and animal adaptations, rain forests, deserts, the list goes on and on.
And if that’s not enough already, eighteen notebooking pages are included, too!
No matter the season, rain is a sight to behold. We should embrace those gray, dingy days and turn them into praises to God for His life-giving supply of rain!
This NaturExplorers guide pairs well with any study of weather, water, erosion, or general earth science.
67 pages, digital curriculum