Rain In A Jar Weather Science Experiment
In this fun and easy science experiment, we’re going to explore and investigate weather and the water cycle by making it rain in a jar.
Important: Adult supervision and assistance is required for this experiment.
- Glass jar
- Sauce pan
- Ice cubes
- Have an adult heat the water until it is steaming hot but not boiling.
- Pour the heated water into a jar until the jar is about one third of the way full.
- Place the plate on top of the jar and wait several minutes before the next step.
- Now, put ice cubes on top of the plate and observe what begins to happen inside the jar.
How it Works:
In this experiment, the jar will allow us to view the entire water cycle in one compact area. The hot water represents water on the surface of our planet that is heated by the sun. The heated water turns into water vapor and rises into the atmosphere where it cools, condenses, and returns to the Earth’s surface as precipitation. This cycling of water has a significant impact and influence on Earth’s weather patterns.
Make This A Science Project:
Add salt to the water and record any observable differences.