Really fun activity to show why it rains. 5th graders would enjoy the hands on aspect, and it also does a great job of explaining a concept we can't see standing on the ground. Ties into our weather lesson (TEKS)
Creating your own rainstorm...this is so cool! All you need is a clear container, water, shaving cream, food coloring and droppers. Have kids make predictions by drawing what they see and think will happen.
This is an awesome way to teach the water cycle. It would be a great idea for the take home kit because it is very easy for the students to do at home. You put water in a baggy and hang it on a window and leave it so you can see the condensation and draw the different cycles on the baggy to fit what was happening over time. -KT
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. Kids love experiments! WEATHER UNIT by jenniferET