Articles | Volume 20, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1751–1763, 2016

Special issue: Effective Science Communication and Education in Hydrology...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1751–1763, 2016

Education and communication 09 May 2016

Education and communication | 09 May 2016

Making rainfall features fun: scientific activities for teaching children aged 5–12 years

Auguste Gires et al.

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Educational activities are now a common channel to increase impact of research projects. Here, we present innovative activities for young children that aim to help them (and their teachers) grasp some of the complex underlying scientific issues in environmental fields. The activities developed are focused on rainfall: observation and modeling of rain drop size and the succession of dry and rainy days, and writing of a scientific book. All activities were implemented in classrooms.