What is the smell before it rains?
What is it called? What causes it? Why does it happen?
Have you ever wondered what causes that distinct smell before a rain shower?
So what exactly causes it?
The two scientists published their work in an Australian scientific journal, and we've used their work ever since to explain the not-so-mysterious smell. The scientists were awarded honors for their contributions.* Now when you come across this smell, you can explain what it is to all of your friends!
Now you know!
- Describe the smell in your own words. What does it smell like? Do you enjoy the smell? Do you notice it? Create a word cloud with words describing the smell.
- What do you think causes the smell? Do you think that smell is more prevalent in certain areas more so than others? Draw a diagram illustrating what you think causes the smell.
(to be done after the lesson)
- After learning about the smell, come up with a new name for it and explain its significance.