We are surrounded by sayings, adages and old wife tales that may or may not be true. There is one that deals with rainfall following a major phase of the Moon. In essence it says that more rain might be expected after a Full Moon and a New Moon with less expected after a First Quarter and a Third Quarter Moon. And the U.S. Weather Bureau agrees that this one has merit.
This activity is an experiment where students take daily rainfall measurements for a month and plots the results on a graph (provided) where four major Moon phases have been shown.
There are two cream colored pages for the teacher and one graph sheet that needs to be duplicated and distributed to the class.