Reflection: Problem-based Approaches How Much Has It Really Rained? - Section 5: Class Discussion/Wrap Up


The fact that I did not give specific directions on how to build the rain gauge was part of the reason that this lesson was so successful. The students learned a life lesson in that there will be times when everything is not explained to you in advance and you have to make those decisions. Based on your decisions you will be taken down different paths and how you react to the things you encounter will help you find success.

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  Problem-based Approaches: Discovery is the best part of Science
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How Much Has It Really Rained?

Unit 6: Weather Instruments
Lesson 4 of 5

Objective: Design and create a model of a functioning rain gauge to record precipitation amounts.

Big Idea: Meteorologists use weather instruments to observe and document weather patterns leading to more accurate forecasts

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