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.
Wish teachers could teach using lessons like this instead of teaching to pass a state mandated test!!!!!!!!!!!! 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!
Recycling plastic caps into a classroom project- in this case, creating beautiful strings of 'raindrops' out of caps that normally end up in the trash. Make this to create excitement for your weather study.
This activity can be a way to review my students over the water cycle. Once each of the stages are taught, they can create a poster of the cycle. I will have the front table with materials for the students to use to create their picture. For the clouds I can have cotton balls or marshmallows. I can also have varies colors of construction paper and tissue paper for the students to pick between.
Make your own rainstorm at home. This is a fun little science experiment that the kids will love making/watching. All you need is water, food coloring, shaving cream and a glass cup or vase. Jugglingwithkids.com