Presentation on theme: "5 Different Types and How They Form"— Presentation transcript:
1 5 Different Types and How They Form Precipitation5 Different Types and HowThey Form
2 ObjectivesStudents will be able to identify 5 different types of precipitationStudents will learn how each type of precipitation formsStudents will research different precipitations in specific destinations using various resources such as the internet, almanacs, books, etc.
3 Rain Rain is a Droplet of Water When many droplets combine they get to be too heavy for the air to holdThis is when rain falls to the groundWhere is it raining on this map?Precipitation Forecast
4 Hail Occurs during very intense thunderstorms Forms from strong updrafts in the stormRarely falls when the air temperature is below freezingHow big do you think hailstones can get?
5 Freezing Rain Rain that freezes on the surface of the earth Forms when the air on the surface is below freezing but there is an above freezing layer of the air closely above thatThis is the most dangerous type of precipitationWhy do you think its so dangerous?
6 Sleet Frozen rain drops Forms when there is a warm layer of air above a thick subfreezing layerThese raindrops freeze before they hit the earth’s surface
7 SnowThis occurs when precipitation stays as snow all the way through the sub layers of the atmosphereWhat types of activities do you like to do in the snow?
8 SummaryThere are 5 types of precipitation; rain, hail, freezing rain, sleet and snow. Each type has a different way that they form and are all different in their physical characteristics.
9 ActivityIn pairs pick one of the types of precipitation and do research using different sources such as; the internet, almanacs and books in a specific destination, ex. Boston, New York, hometowns, etc. Information should include average falling of your precipitation, worst storms and interesting information.The pairs will then present their findings to the class