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Rain Gauge Experiment Video for Kids


This video demonstrates an easy experiment to make your own rain gauge at home:

                                           Rain Gauge Experiment

Rain gauge is a weather forecasting instrument that is used to collect and measure the amount of rain that falls. It is also known as udometer. Richard Towneley was the first person who made systematic rainfall measurements from 1677 to 1694. Now various types of rain gauges are available like: – standard, weighing, tipping bucket, optical, acoustic etc. You can make your own rain gauge at home as well.

Required Materials: –

  • An empty plastic bottle
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Ruler
  • Pebbles
  • Funnel

Procedure: –

  • Cut the top of the bottle off carefully by using scissors.
  • Remove the paper label from the bottle completely.
  • Place all the pebbles in the bottom of bottle. They will help your rain gauge to stay still even if it is windy or the downpour is extremely heavy.
  • Put a funnel in the bottle and secure it by using sticky tape.
  • Now paste the paper on one side of the bottle and mark that paper strip with the help of ruler.
  • Start pasting the marked paper strip just above the pebbles.
  • Your rain gauge is ready. Put it at an optimal location, measure the rain and note the measurements in your weather diary.
  • Make sure you pour some water to reach the 0 mark.
  • Now you can easily check how much rain has fallen.


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