Rain Cloud in a Jar

rain cloud
I am sharing with you all a super simple science experiment that teaches children about clouds and rain

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

Ingredients:

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

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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

rain cloud

Add blue food colour to the cloud

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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

rain cloud

 

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.

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Help your children enjoy science: Parents buckle up

Help your children enjoy science

There is considerable concern regarding a future where industries around the world will face shortage of high quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workers to meet the demands of the labor market. This is definitely a point of concern, especially since robots, AIs and chips would be running the future generation.

Leaving aside getting a job, even for a student of today, citizen of tomorrow to even comment on issues around them like what kind of robots should be employed at their office or home or what would be the impact of carbon foodprint or what technology should be applied to make their work done most efficiently, they must be aware of science and technology.

 It is important to invest in STEM education to ensure a future talent pipeline, it’s just as important to have a scientifically-literate population to understand why we need to do so. – Ron Mobed, CEO Elseveir

One day we’re going to look back and whatever this era will get called, it’s going to put a premium on math and science. We should prepare our future workforce differently. – Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM

Why is this happening ?

Currently Science learning is more of mugging up and boring with less focus on understanding it with appropriate reasoning and facts.

Would like to share a small story from Einstein’s life…..

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