An easy and colourful science experiment that demonstrates to children how rain is produced.
What you need:
- Clear glasses
- Food colouring
- Shaving cream
- An eye dropper, syringe or 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon.
What to do:
- Fill glass with 3/4 water.
- Top up with shaving cream
- Using an eye dropper, take a few drops of food colouring and squirt it on top of the shaving cream.
- Watch the food colouring fall through the shaving cream into the water.
- Continuing using different colours of food colouring to squirt onto the shaving cream as it falls into the water.
- Add more shaving cream, with more colours.
Hints and Tips:
- Almond Oil is a hidden ingredient found in shaving cream. So please be careful with those children who may have allergies.
- The water is like the air, and the shaving cream is like the clouds. And as the clouds get saturated with water, they produce rain.
- Add less water and less shaving cream to see what happens.
- Each child can do their own.
- Use paper/paper towel to make a print of the colours on top of the shaving cream.
- Time how long it takes for colours to fall through into the water.