Looking for a fun science experiment for kids at home or at school? They’ll be in awe watching this Rain Cloud in a Jar weather activity.
This simple to make science experiment with shaving cream teaches kids how rain comes out of clouds. It’s also just really cool to watch the food dye go through the shaving cream and into the water.
This is a quick and easy science experiment I think your kids will love.
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Rain Cloud in a Jar Science Experiments for Kids
You going to be amazed how quick and simple Rain Clouds in a Jar are to make. All you need are 3 items to create this fun science experiment.
What You Need
- Shaving Cream – I pick this up at Dollar Tree to save money
- Food Coloring
- Clear jar or small vase
How to Make a Rain Cloud Science Experiment
First, add water to almost the top of your clear jar. Let the kids know that the water represents air.
Next, add a thin layer of shaving cream to the top of your jar. If you make the shaving cream too thick it’s takes longer for the food dye to go through.
The shaving cream represents clouds or water vapor.
Now add your food dye by adding drops to the shaving cream. We used blue food coloring to represent rain the first time we did the experiment
The food dye represents water droplets coming out of the clouds.
After using blue dye the kids had fun trying different colors to see what the jar would look like. They had so much fun they wanted to do this experiment over and over again.
As you do the experiment you can talk to the kids about water being heavier than the rain clouds. Watch as the rain droplets (food dye) gets heavier and moves through the clouds down to the water (air).
Isn’t this Rain Cloud in a Jar science experiment easy? I hope that your kids will enjoy doing this at home or school as much as my kids have.
If you want another cool science experiment to do at home try our fun Erupting Volcano made in 3 simple steps.
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