Clouds are made up of tiny water droplets and other particles . When the water droplets get heavy, they fall to the ground. This is called precipitation. There are different forms of precipitation. Look out!
Some days are rainy.
Rain is water that falls from clouds in droplets. Rain provides fresh water for people, animals, and plants.
When it’s cold, it snows.
Snow is frozen water. It can snow when the air temperature gets near freezing or below. Snow can pile up. Time for a snowball fight!
There might be hail.
Hail forms when water freezes. It forms balls of ice. Hail can be big or small. Hailstorms can cause a lot of damage.
Sometimes, there is sleet.
Sleet is partly frozen rain. Sometimes, snow melts on its way down. Then it freezes again before it lands. Sleet makes the ground slippery .
Did You Know?
Snowflakes are made of ice crystals. They form when crystals stick together. Snowflakes have six sides. No two of them are alike.