In this activity, learners working in pairs saturate a cotton ball using water drops from an eyedropper to demonstrate the high water capacity of clouds. Learners also compare their estimates to the results of the experiment. Use this activity to explore weather events like thunderstorms and flash flooding. This resource includes facts about the rainiest and driest places in the world as well as flash flood safety rules.
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