Water For People

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Learn how precipitation that falls on mountains eventually becomes water that people everywhere can use.

Student Application

You might be surprised what mountains do to the climate around them.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand how mountains cause variations in rainfall amounts. As clouds approach a mountain, they must climb to a higher elevation so that they can get over the mountain. The air at higher elevations is colder, causing the clouds of water vapor to condense and become rain. The closer a group of clouds gets to a mountain the higher the...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. Discuss where the nearest mountains are located. Ask if anyone ever lived near or on a mountain. On which side of the mountain did the student(s) live and what was the weather like? Watch the video to discover more about what life is like on each side of the mountain and ho...

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