Rain Cloud in a Glass

Students of our K-2 team recently learned about clouds and rain using shaving cream, water and food coloring.

The class started with glasses of water to which was added a layer of shaving cream – the water representing the atmosphere and the shaving cream, a cloud.

Then, students began to add drops of blue food coloring to the shaving cream. The weight of the food coloring gradually pushed through the shaving cream and began to fall down through the water in the glass – just like streaks of rain falling!



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