Jellybeans Childcare

Science Demonstrating Precipitation at Jellybeans Child Care

This month we are focusing on Earth Hour and protecting our environment for generations to come. One of the most crucial parts of our ecosystem is our climate and weather. To first introduce your children to understanding weather, why not complete this wonderful rain cloud experiment with them? This can be done with regular household items and is lots of fun too! For the printable version CLICK HERE!

ITEMS NEEDED:

  • Shaving Cream
  • Water
  • Clear cups
  • Blue Food Colouring
  • Droppers

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fill the cups you are using 3/4 of the way with water and then top with shaving cream. Allow a few minutes for the shaving cream to fully settle on top of the water
  2. In a bowl mix several drops of blue food colouring with a little bit of water.  Add a dropper two and the experiment can begin
  3. Have kids fill their droppers with blue water and squeeze it onto their cloud
  4. Inserting the tip of the pipette into the cloud helped the cloud to fill.  Have them squeeze more and more blue water into the cloud.  As the cloud fills with water it will begin to rain