March 7, 2016

The children in the butterflies class are learning about clouds! They are identifying different types of clouds (Cumulus, Stratus, Cirrus) and learning about how evaporation and precipitation work. They are making cloud art, reading books about clouds and conducting experiments to show how water evaporates, collects in a cloud and then returns to earth as rain.


For the experiment we poured hot water into a glass jar until it was filled half way. We then placed a glass bowl on top of that jar and put ice in the bowl. As the hot air from the bottom met the cold glass, water droplets formed. As the droplets became bigger and heavier, they dropped back down into the water below. This helped show the kids how clouds work!




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