Thursday, December 29, 2011
Precipitation, Evaporation, Transpiration, Condensation
Precipitation - Make it Rain!
Raining Rainbows (shaving cream and food coloring) - A Bit of This and a Bit of That!
Rain in a Jar - Guest Hollow
Transpiration - Collect Plant Sweat!
Learn about transpiration through this hands on experiment from Weird Science Kids. By tying a large baggie around a plant's leaves on a super hot, sunny day, you will demonstrate how transpiration is part of the water cycle. Pour the water from the plant into a measuring cup. Kids use their measuring skills to figure out how much water the plant produced. Click here for full instructions! Save your water for the puddle experiment below!
Evaporation - Watch a Puddle!
Science With Me conducted a puddle experiment to teach kids about evaporation! Pour water on the pavement in a sunny spot. Then, draw a line around it with sidewalk chalk. Let it sit, then check up on it later. What happened? The water evaporated!
Condensation - Create a cloud!