Rain's Dirty Little Secret

Rain is just water, right? Not quite! The video explains all of the other things found inside rain. It offers the science behind why rain requires these other item and how without dirt, rain would cease to exist.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss how those tiny particles of dirt in the air accumulate and share this interesting story http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/08/asia/china-pollution-artist/index.html
  • Go more in depth on what the dew point is and why it matters
Classroom Considerations

  • Content of the video lasts less than two minutes and the rest can be cut off without missing anything

  • Includes closed captioning in six different languages
  • Simple animations enhance the concepts

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