Make links with real life experiences, promote scientific thinking: predictions, observations, comparison. Developing hand-eye coordination and concentration.
Creating a Cloud in a Jar is a great way of extending the learning about clouds and to get children thinking about how it rains and what causes rain.
What you will need:
- Jam jar / glass
- Food coloring
- Shaving foam
- Add water to the jar.
- Squirt some shaving cream on top. The thicker the layer of shaving foam the longer it takes for the drops of color to come through.
- Squeeze drops of food coloring on top of the shaving foam.
- Watch carefully as the makes its way through the “cloud” and then drop into the clear water down below.
Have fun with this experiment and remember adult supervision at all times.