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Rain Definition

Rain is water drops falling from sky clouds. For example, rain provides plants with water so they can grow.

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Introduction to Weather

Fun Facts

  • Rain falls when the tiny drops of water that make up clouds get heavy enough.
  • In places like the desert it may only rain a few times a year.
  • Too much rain can lead to flooding or mudslides.

Why Do We Need To Know About Rain

Learning about rain helps you know how it affects your day. It lets you decide what to wear and if it’s safe to travel. It is useful for planning and staying safe.

Rain is also key for farming, taking care of the environment, and managing water. This helps keep nature healthy. People working in jobs like building roads and bridges, planning cities, and forecasting the weather need to understand rain to do their work. Knowing about rain is valuable for many careers.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of things can we see if we look at the sky?
You might see clouds, sun, rain, airplanes, kites, snow, lightning and more.
What are clouds made of?
Clouds are made up of tiny droplets of water.
How do scientists predict the weather?
Scientists use patterns to make predictions about the weather. For example if they know that weather almost always moves from west to east, they can predict which way a thunderstorm will move.
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