Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April Showers.....Learning about Clouds and Evaporation!

Science doesn't have to be boring and complicated for little ones to get involved!  Take a pot or dish of boiling water (adult supervision required), a couple cotton balls and tongs and you instantly can teach how the steam rises (evaporates) into your cotton ball cloud and then by squeezing the cotton with tongs, you get rain (precipitation)!  I had my kids and students then make their own clouds and glue them to blue construction paper as we remembered how clouds were formed:)  Happy April Showers!