The Journey of Rain
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.
1. Identify the three parts of rainfall
2. Calculate throughfall and interception
3. Explain the importance of interception
Lesson Materials (view or download)
throughfall, stemflow, interception, water budgets
Last updated: 5/21/2015