We have been learning how cloud is formed and how rain happens from our first grade. Clouds form when the invisible water vapour in the air condenses into visible water droplets or ice crystals. When these clouds gets so full of water that they cannot hold any more, the water falls back to the ground as rain. That’s cloud and rain formation in two sentences.
Though it explains it all, it sounds boring and difficult to understand. Learning would have been fun and easy to remember if it was demonstrated with an experiment.
I am sharing with you all a super simple science experiment that teaches children about clouds and rain. I believe that the best way to get your child interested in science is by doing SCIENCE stuff with them…
This is the third post by me under ‘Fun with Science’ section
I am sure looking at the ingredient list, you would say let me try right away
- Glass jar
- tap water
- shaving foam
- blue food colour
- dropper or spoon
Way to do:
Fill three fourth of the jar with water from the tap
Apply on top of the water shaving foam to create artificial cloud
Add blue food colour to the cloud
As cloud gets filled up with food color, it will start falling down into the water jar creating a rain like effect
Just enjoy the rain at home
Now the fun part:
You can make this activity more creative and imaginative. For that bring in more food colors. I picked up green and orange.