Why does it rain and what are clouds? Using this project you can discuss these questions, evaporation, condensation, precipitation and more with your kids. It takes a little patience but watching the changes in the water cycle hour by hour and day by day can be something your kids look forward to.
006: Water Cycle
Using only a zip lock bag and some water you too can make it rain!
What you need:
-A Ziplock Bag
-Draw a sun, clouds and water on a Ziplock bag
-Fill roughly an inch of the bottom of the bag with blue water and seal tight
-Tape it to a window that gets good sunlight
-Monitor the activity in the bag over a few days and take note of how the water changes
What they learn:
-How water evaporates into vapor with warm sunlight, how as the vapor cools you witness condensation similar to a cloud and after there is enough water in the cloud we have precipitation like rain.
When the project is complete:
-Take a photo of the structure and share it with us! Tag us on social media and use hashtag #theRchild, we can't wait to see the results.
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