My challenge for you is to investigate how to collect the most rain water. Check out my You tube video for more details.
Once you have measured the volume of water from each material you can draw a graph or write a report.
The information you have found can now be used to create a rain gauge to undertake further investigation into rainfall.
Look at the attached worksheet on how to make your own rain gauge.
Once you have made one or many rain gauges you can use them to investigate the rainfall in different parts of your garden. Where does the most rain fall? What is the effect of the tree canopy on rainfall to the ground? Does more rain reach the ground under a hedge or tree?
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Also if you are enjoying these outdoor learning challenges, then stay tuned to find out about my exciting outdoor learning mission cards which I will be available for teachers to purchase soon!