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Storm Clouds in a Jar

Storm Clouds in a Jar


For this activity, we will be exploring how rain falls from heavy clouds in an experiment using just shaving cream, blue food coloring, water and a clear jar.  Explore the weather with this great science activity and see how the rain falls and the fun never stops!

Materials List

  • Large clear jar or cup filled almost to the top with water
  • Foam shaving cream
  • Blue food coloring


  1. Add shaving cream to the top of the water in the jar (0:36)
  2. Add food coloring to the shaving cream “cloud” (at least 16 drops or so) (1:17)

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