Global Precipitation

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A lack of rain created deserts on one-third of the earth's land surface, while excess rain created rain forests on only six percent. Scholars observe a global perspective of rain fall. They see the satellite imagery over a six-month period and the annual mean precipitation over a 31-year period. This leads to a great discussion of patterns, weather, and climate.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Explain the scales used in each graphic
  • Bring the wind patterns to pupils' attention and the difference in the hemispheres
Classroom Considerations

  • Animation is available to view online or to download

  • Includes background reading and teaching tips
  • Designed for Next Generation Science Standards and Benchmarks for Science Literacy

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