NASA | A Week in the Life of Rain

Context for Use: 

This visualization is very powerful to show to students. It shows the global record of rainfall for one week, in addition to why these measurements are important and the impacts on humans. Students may view this video inside or outside of class.

Here's a link to another great article and video from NASA directly related to this video: The Rain Parade: Join NASA on a Worldwide Tour of Global Precipitation (April 1, 2015).

PAESTA Classroom

The following exercise is available in the PAESTA Classroom that relates to rainfall, Data Visualization Activity: An example with global precipitation data.

PAESTA Podcast

The following PAESTA podcast can be played for students, How do scientists measure rainfall?



Recommended Grade: 
Middle School
High School