This week we made clouds to go along with our study of Uranus and Neptune. This would also be a good project if you are studying weather.
This activity requires few supplies and ones you most likely have on hand. All you need is a glass jar (we used a pickle jar), matches, ziploc bag, ice, and hot water.
Put the ice in the bag (you only need enough to cover the jar opening); fill the jar about half way with hot water; drop a lit match into the water; and cover the jar opening with the bag of ice. Now watch as your cloud forms! That’s it! Quick and Simple!
Here are a few variations of the cloud activity that I found on the web:
Love Is A Verb - an action says
Even thought we’re not doing Astronomy, I’m going to do this! How Cool!!!
You gotta love any science experiment that involves lighting a match!! 🙂 Great idea!
This Week @ Great Peace Academy says
sounds so cool. I can’t wait till we get to do that. We are just starting Astronomy, next week we are going to make the solar system with balloons (daughter can’t wait either).
Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) says
What fun – we just did a similar project ourselves for our weather unit =-) My kids were fascinated!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! So glad to have you join us! Have a great week =-)
What a fun idea, my kids would love this. Thanks for linking up to Science Sunday (ps: You forgot to make the link live for Science Sunday :P)