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What is
precipitation?
Precipitation is water that falls in
any form from the sky to the
Earth.
Rain
Rain is the most common type of precipitation in our
atmosphere. Rain takes place when drops of liquid
water fall all...
Is rain the only type of
precipitation?
Can you think of
any other types
of precipitation?
Brainstorm a list
with you part...
Sleet
Sleet refers to a
mixture of snow
and rain, as well as
raindrops that
freeze on their way
down.
Freezing Rain
Freezing rain which is
sometimes referred
to as glaze, takes
place when water
droplets become
super-chilled....
Snow
Snow forms when water vapor turns directly into
ice without ever passing through a liquid state.
This happens as wate...
Hail
Hail forms in a complex dance between moisture, and wind.
Deep within cumulonimbus clouds ice crystals form, and
begi...
References
 Text: http://www.kidsgeo.com/
 Images: www.bing.com
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Types of Precipitation

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Types of Precipitation

  1. 1. What is precipitation? Precipitation is water that falls in any form from the sky to the Earth.
  2. 2. Rain Rain is the most common type of precipitation in our atmosphere. Rain takes place when drops of liquid water fall all the way to the surface of the Earth. Rain often takes one of two main forms. These two forms are showers, and drizzles. Showers lasts just a brief period of time, and usually are made up of large heavy drops. Drizzles generally last much longer, and are made up of smaller finer droplets of water.
  3. 3. Is rain the only type of precipitation? Can you think of any other types of precipitation? Brainstorm a list with you partner.
  4. 4. Sleet Sleet refers to a mixture of snow and rain, as well as raindrops that freeze on their way down.
  5. 5. Freezing Rain Freezing rain which is sometimes referred to as glaze, takes place when water droplets become super-chilled. They do not freeze in air, but rather freeze the instant they strike an object such as a road, or car. The result can make roads very slippery.
  6. 6. Snow Snow forms when water vapor turns directly into ice without ever passing through a liquid state. This happens as water condenses around an ice crystal. 
  7. 7. Hail Hail forms in a complex dance between moisture, and wind. Deep within cumulonimbus clouds ice crystals form, and begin to fall towards the Earth’s surface. As this happens, wind gusts pick up the ice crystals pushing them back up high into the clouds. As they begin to fall again, they continue growing in size. This process may be repeated several more times, until the hail stone becomes so large that it is too heavy for the wind to carry, causing it to fall towards the Earth. 
  8. 8. References  Text: http://www.kidsgeo.com/  Images: www.bing.com

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