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The Journey of Rain

Activity Summary
Students are asked to make predictions as to which tree type will hold the most water. Groups pour a measured amount of water over their trees and measure how the rain is dispersed. Students then calculate the parts of precipitation partitioning and apply this to hydrological concepts.

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Learning Objectives
1. Identify the three parts of rainfall
2. Calculate throughfall and interception
3. Explain the importance of interception

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throughfall, stemflow, interception, water budgets

Last updated: 5/21/2015