Some students have misconceptions surrounding rain
Earth and Space
Some think that rain falls from a cloud when the pool of water in the cloud becomes too large, so the cloud can no longer hold the water inside, whilst others think that rain falls from clouds when the wind blows on the cloud, making the water spill out.
The following studies have documented this misconception:
- Bar, V., () Children’s Views about the Water Cycle, Science Education, 73 (4)
- Malleus, E., Kikas, E. and Marken, T., () Kindergarten and Primary School Children’s Everyday, Synthetic, and Scientific Concepts of Clouds and Rainfall Research in Science Education, 47,