Rain Clouds in a Jar

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Have your kids ever asked you why it rains?
Making a rain cloud in a jar is a great way to teach them about the weather cycle and how rain forms.  My girls love this science experiment and ask to do it often, especially on rainy days.
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Before making rain clouds we discussed the weather and made predictions about what might cause rain to form.  After a bit of speculation we read a few weather related books. Then, we set out to "make it rain"!

Rain Clouds in a Jar

Materials
Method
  • Fill the jars or containers you are using 3/4 of the way with water.
  • Then, carefully add shaving foam to the waters surface so that it resembles a cloud. 
KID SCIENCE: Make a rain cloud in a jar. Great for all ages!  #scienceforkids #weatheractivitiesforkids #springscience
  • Set this aside while allowing a few minutes for the shaving cream to fully settle on top of the water.
RAIN CLOUDS IN A JAR: super fun science for kids!  #scienceforkids #raincloudsinajar #springactivities

Rain Cloud Experiment

  • Have kids fill their pipettes or droppers with blue water and squeeze it onto their cloud.
  • Inserting the tip of the pipette into the cloud seemed to help the cloud to fill faster.  
  • Have kids squeeze more and more blue water into the cloud.  
  • As the cloud fills with water it will become over-saturated causing it to rain inside the jar.

My girls thought this was SO COOL and wanted to make it rain over & over again!
This rain cloud in a jar experiment was a great way to visually illustrate the weather cycle to my girls.  We will definitely be making it rain again real soon, and next time we just might use rainbow rain!



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