Measuring Precipitation Using Rain Gauges & Snow Measurement


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Which of these is an example of someone who cares about total precipitation?

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1. What is a disadvantage of measuring snowfall with a measuring tape?

2. Where is the best place for a snow pillow?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many reasons why precipitation is measured by different people. Both rainfall and snowfall are important to measure and record. Learn why this is important as well as how precipitation is commonly measured with these assessment materials.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • Who would care about total precipitation
  • Disadvantages of measuring snowfall with a measuring tape
  • Where is the best place for a snow pillow
  • Why some snow gauges have a disadvantage
  • Low-tech rain gauges

Skills Practiced

Besides learning more about measuring precipitation, this assessment will allow students to practice skills such as:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you are able to define main phrases associated with precipitation and how to measure it
  • Information recall - apply knowledge about who may care about total precipitation
  • Knowledge application - access knowledge regarding how certain methods of measuring precipitation can be disadvantageous

Additional Learning

By reviewing the lesson Measuring Precipitation Using Rain Gauges & Snow Measurement, students will have the opportunity to also learn about:

  • How city planners may use information regarding precipitation
  • Types of advanced rain gauges
  • Effects of high snow fall