Clouds and the Water Cycle

Have you ever wondered how clouds form? We all learn the water cycle in school – water falls from the clouds in the form of rain or snow and collects on the ground. The water on the ground heats up and turns to vapor and the vapor travels up into the atmosphere and creates clouds. When a rain cloud gets so full of water or mass, the water has to go somewhere and will break through the cloud and start to fall to the ground. To demonstrate this phenomenon on a preschool level, your child created a shaving cream cloud! As they poured or dripped the water over the shaving cream cloud, the blue water started to break through the foamy mass. Doing so enable your budding meteorologist to observe their cloud as it gained mass and altered its composition.



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