Cloud Experiment for Kids

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Learn all about clouds and how they form with the cloud in-a -jar experiment!
This is one of the coolest science experiments we have ever tried, and it is SO EASY to set up!  All you need are a few items from home, and you can make your very own cloud just like the ones in the sky!  How cool is that?  Read on for the full tutorial.
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This experiment is so cool, because you are literally making a cloud inside of a jar!  The clouds that form in this experiment are identical to the ones that form in the sky.  Pretty cool, right?

Are you ready to make a cloud in-a-jar?

Cloud in-a-Jar

Materials
  • A glass jar
  • Boiling water
  • Ice
  • Hairspray
  • A jar-lid or paper plate
Method
  • Begin by filling a jar 1-2 inches of the way with boiling water.
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  • Carefully swirl the water inside of the jar to heat the sides of the glass.
  • Then, place the lid upside-down on top of the jar.  If you don't have the lid to the jar you can use a paper plate.
  • Fill the lid with ice.
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  • Allow the ice to sit on top of the jar for a minute or two.  
  • You will have to be quick with this next part, so be ready.
  • After a minute quickly lift the lid of ice from the jar and spray a bit of hairspray into the jar.
  • Then, quickly place the lid of ice back onto the jar.
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  • You will immediately begin to notice a cloud forming in the jar!
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  • And within a few moments the entire jar will be a cloud!
  • Observe the cloud in the jar for a minute or two.
  • Then, when you are ready you can release it!
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How cool is that?  
My girls had so much fun and wanted to make cloud after cloud!
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Note:  You may want to release your clouds in front of a black backdrop, as that makes it much easier to see the cloud in the air.

The Science Behind the Fun
What causes the cloud to form inside of the jar?
  • Warm, wet air rises from the boiling water inside of the jar.
  • That warm air meets with the cool air just below the ice.
  • When the warm air meets the cold air it creates water droplets that form together to create an instant cloud in-a-jar!
Why the hairspray?

  • The hair spray is used to create particles in the air.
  • The particles give the water droplets something to form onto, just as dust and other particles in the air do for a real cloud in the sky!
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