Crafts exploring the WEATHER!
Science at Home: Make a Cloud in a Jar! This post includes written instructions and a video with several ways to explore weather with kids.
Kids would "get" the water cycle SO MUCH more if they did THIS instead of just read about it in a text book!! ...and so simple.
This hands on activity lets the students do their own experiment and see for themselves an example of how it rains from clouds. This experiment is good for the students because it shows them what happens when clouds fill with water and then rains. It shows the students about one kind of weather change in one experiment, rather than learning about several weather changes at once.
Tornado alley science fair project
Great activity during a weather unit. 2 liter soda bottle cut in half. Put about an inch and a half of warm water (w blue food coloring) in the bottom. Invert the top of the bottle with the lid on and fill with ice. Watch the water condensate and watch it "rain"
Weather: Fill the cup with water. Put shaving cream on top for a cloud. Explain that when clouds get really heavy with water, it rains! Then put blue food coloring on top of the cloud, and watch it rain.
Flying Balloons from Science Sparks