A Kid's Guide to Making a Rain Gauge?

Answer Measuring rainfall is something that kids can easily do with a few simple items. To make a rain gauge, you will need an old water or soda bottle, a large wooden spoon or stick, a permanent marker, ... Read More »

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How do I create a rain gauge?

Mark the JarUse a permanent marker and ruler to mark the outside of a cylindrical jar every ¼ inch. Alternatively, you may use rubber bands to secure a ruler to the outside of the jar.Place Outsi... Read More »

How do I measure a rain gauge?

Proper InstallationInstall a rain gauge in an open area securely, so wind and rain will not tip or tilt the device. Optimal placement is 2 to 6 feet from the ground and away from tall obstructions... Read More »

Who invented the rain gauge?

The first standardized rain gauge was invented by King Sejong and Prince Munjong of Korea in 1441 as a means to help measure farmers' potential harvest for taxation. Sir Christopher Wren of Great B... Read More »

What is a rain gauge?

A rain gauge is an instrument designed to measure the amount of rainfall by collecting rainwater. Rain gauges usually involve a plastic or glass tube with marked levels, indicating the amount of ra... Read More »