Quiet and peaceful, or wild and raging – rain comes in many forms. This NaturExplorers unit sets out to examine rain in all its beauty, observe its effects and make you look forward to the next rainy day!
Remarkable Rain will encourage you to observe the details of an approaching rain system through such things as the five senses and art journaling. You’ll actually get outside in the rain (when the weather is safe) to examine, experiment and make notes about a variety of topics including erosion, run-off, plant and animal behaviors and much more! And, you’ll get outside soon after the rain for many more activities such as photography, soil discoveries, and witnessing the water cycle to name just a few.
Inside, continue your discoveries through hands-on experiments and demonstrations that will help you understand more about the hows and whys of rain. As usual, we’ve also included several art ideas. In the Hands-On and Writing & Research sections, learn about the water cycle, weather fronts, erosion, pollution, storms, rainbows, plant and animal adaptations, rain forests, deserts – the list goes on and on. Eighteen notebooking pages are included, too!
No matter the season, rain is a sight to behold. We should embrace those gray, dingy days and turn them into praises to God for His life-giving supply of rain!
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67 pages, e-book
“So it has been raining a lot here lately. Fortunately, I came across this awesome unit study by Shining Dawn Books entitled Remarkable Rain. There are so many activities in the book. We will be busy for months. Seriously.” ~Jessica, Powers Taiwan Chatter
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Links to art, artists, composers, compositions, poetry and literature suggestions:
Artist and Picture Study
The Umbrellas by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Rain, Steam and Speed by William Turner
Boulevard Poissoniere in the Rain by Jean Beraud
Wheat Field in Rain by Vincent van Gogh
Antibes and San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk by Claude Monet
Composer and Music Study
Overture in E major, Op. 76, “The Storm” by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (can only listen to a sample)
Rain by Shel Silverstein
April Rain Song by Langston Hughes
Rain by Robert Louis Stevenson
Spring Rain by Marchette Chute
Recommended Books and Such
These are links to specific titles that we have suggested where we ask you to do your own internet search because of copyright. We’re hoping this will be an acceptable compromise! There are often other books we have suggested to go along with the art, composer or poetry suggestions. They are already included in the “recommended book” section, so we chose not to link them again.
As always, if you come across a great link or additional idea for any of these areas, please let us know and we’ll add it right away!