Cloud in a Jar Is the Fall Activity from “Kitchen Chemistry: Weather Science”
Materials for Cloud in a Jar
Clear glass jar or cup
Scissors & tape
Procedure for Cloud in a Jar
Cut the black paper to fit halfway around the jar, leaving about one inch of space at the bottom of the jar. Tape it in place on the outside of the jar.
Add about two inches of warm water to the glass jar.
Fill the metal bowl with ice cubes.
Light a match and hold it inside the jar for a few seconds and then drop it into the warm water.
Quickly cover the jar with the bowl of ice.
Look into your jar from the open side and observe what is happening. To see the cloud even better, turn off the lights and shine a flashlight into the jar towards the black paper.
After watching your cloud for a while, you can take the container of ice off of the jar and watch your cloud rise up and disappear!
Read More About Weather Science
“Cloud Formation,” NASA Climate Kids
“Sunny Science: Sun Up, Fade Out,” Scholastic
“Cloud,” National Geographic
“Snow,” Britannica Kids