Our Members were super excited to learn about rain especially since it’s been raining a lot here lately. We decided to do a simple experiment with food coloring, mason jars, shaving cream, and water to simulate how rain works and how clouds form. Our Members learned that
water vapor rises into the air, but when the vapor hits cold air it turns into droplets of water. The droplets then condense onto tiny particles of dust. When billions and billions of these droplets continue to join together, a visible cloud forms.Over time, the droplets that make up the cloud can attract more water to themselves. And the water droplets continue to grow and become heavy enough that gravity pulls them down as raindrops. The water falls back to the ground as rain.
This experiment models how it actually rains, it helps give our Members a visual of how it rains from clouds.