How to Make a Rain Gauge For Kids

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HOW TO MAKE
A RAIN GAUGE

How to make a
RAIN Gauge

Did you know on average we have 133 days of rain in the UK, making a total rainfall of about 86cm of rain a year! That's a lot of rain!

Scientists who study weather are called Meteorologists, they work hard each year to record the weather and predict the future weather with their very own weather stations. Part of their job is to measure rainfall and they do this with a rain gauge.

Follow our easy step by step guide to making a rain gauge, a great science activity for kids. An educational way to get your children interested in weather and science experiments and the perfect addition to your Weather Station!

How to make a DIY Rain Gauge for kids

We're embracing the April showers and celebrating the theme of weather this month at BKD. Why not get involved and teach your children about rain clouds with our very fun and easy science experiment! Even if your children are younger they will love this bright and hands on experiement, perfect to develop their fine motor skills.

Did you know on average we have 133 days of rain in the UK, making a total rainfall of about 86cm of rain a year! That's a lot of rain!

Scientists who study weather are called Meteorologists, they work hard each year to record the weather and predict the future weather with their very own weather stations. Part of their job is to measure rainfall and they do this with a rain gauge.

Follow our easy step by step guide to making a rain gauge, a great science activity for kids. An educational way to get your children interested in weather and science experiments and the perfect addition to your Weather Station!

How to make a DIY Rain Gauge for kids

Did you know on average we have 133 days of rain in the UK, making a total rainfall of about 86cm of rain a year! That's a lot of rain!

Scientists who study weather are called Meteorologists, they work hard each year to record the weather and predict the future weather with their very own weather stations. Part of their job is to measure rainfall and they do this with a rain gauge.

Follow our easy step by step guide to making a rain gauge, a great science activity for kids. An educational way to get your children interested in weather and science experiments and the perfect addition to your Weather Station!

How to make a DIY Rain Gauge for kids

Tools

Bunny ears template
Card or paper
Printer
Scissors
Glue stick
Cupcake cases (optional)

Extras

Printable flower template for use if you don't have cupcake cases

 

STEP BY STEP GUIDE

Tools

clear bottle
scissors
masking tape
ruler
pen
colouring pencils/crayons
food colouring/coloured dye

STEP BY STEP GUIDE

Tools

clear bottle
scissors
masking tape
ruler
pen

pencils/crayons
food colouring/coloured dye

STEP 1

DIY Weather Station

Carefully cut the top of the bottle off around 2/3 of the way up and remove the lid . Turn the top part of the bottle upside down and push it down into the bottom part of the bottle.

STEP 2

How to make a rain gauge activities for children

Tape around the edges. Add a strip of tape down the side of the water gauge.

STEP 3

Rain collecting and measuring for children

Draw a line about 3cm from the bottom. This line is the start of your scale so you can label it 0cm. Use your ruler to measure 1cm intervals up the side of the bottle.

STEP 3

Rain collecting and measuring for children

Draw a line about 3cm from the bottom. This line is the start of your scale so you can label it 0cm. Use your ruler to measure 1cm intervals up the side of the bottle.

STEP 4

Cool science for kids, how to make a rain gauge

Use the colours of the rainbow and colour in every 2cm. This way you can see each time the water passes a colour another 2cm of rain has fallen.

ROYGBP | Red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.

STEP 5

Fun craft for kids, how to make Rain Gauge

Add 3 drops of food colouring to some water. Pour it into the bottle until it reaches the 0 line.

Weather experiments for kids

Now you're ready to put your Rain Gauge outside! Yayyyyy

Weather experiments for kids

Now you're ready to put your rain gauge outside! Yayyyyy

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