This rain shadow effect activity teaches the concept of mountains creating rain shadow.
Students act out the effects of rain shadow as they play the parts of ocean, coastal plains, mountains, desert, and clouds.
A great activity for all ages learning about the rain shadow effect.
I’ve done this activity with students in middle school and high school for many years, and they have all enjoyed the activity. My students who have done the activity in middle school remember it and are eager to teach it to their high school classmates who are new to our school.