Rainbow Rain

Hello Creative Kids,

This week we are putting on our capes and becoming Science Superheroes.

It has been a bit rainy lately.  Have you ever wondered about how rain is formed?  To understand how rain is formed, we have to understand the water cycle.

Water is everywhere.  Heat from the sun turns moisture/water from plants, oceans, lakes and rivers into water vapour, which is a gas.  The water vapour rises into the sky, cools down and forms tiny little water droplets.  These droplets clump together to form clouds and when they get too heavy, the droplets fall as rain. The cycle then begins all over again.

Today we are going to do a fun demonstration of how rain falls.  We are going to create our own cloud out of shaving cream and use food colouring to show how rain falls through.

You will need:

 

  • A glass or a jar with a wide top.
  • Water
  • Shaving Cream
  • Food colouring

What to do:

 

  • Fill your glass about ¾ full of water.
  • Add shaving cream on top to create a cloud.
  • Add the food colouring by dropping it onto your cloud.

In this demonstration the food colouring is the rain.  Food colouring is water based and just like a real cloud the shaving cream cloud swells up with liquid until it becomes too heavy and the food colouring (rain) falls out into the water below.

Doesn’t it look beautiful!

I hope that you enjoy making your own rainbow rain.

Next week is Brilliant Board Games.

Take care Creative Kids,

Carlie