Science Sunday – Rain Cloud in a Jar

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Rain Cloud in a Jar

This week we are exploring the wonderful world of precipitation with this super easy experiment that your kids are sure to enjoy. Creating a rain cloud in a jar is so simple and a great way to see how rain clouds work.


What you will need:

What to do:

  1. First, fill the jar 3/4 full with water.
  2. Then cover the top with shaving cream to completely cover the surface of the water.

  3. Mix water and food coloring.
  4. Next, drip the colored water over (into) the shaving cream.
  5. Watch what happens.

How does it work?

When a rain cloud reaches a certain mass the water needs to escape. Therefore the water breaks through the cloud to fall as rain. As you drip the water over your shaving cream cloud the water starts to fall through the cloud.


Check it out in action.

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We would love to see you doing the experiments!

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