Create your own rain at home

Friday, January 16, 2009

All you need are a few items from around the house and you can create your own rain.

Materials

* Large pot

* Large bowl

* Hot plate

* Ice cubes

Instructions

STEP 1: Fill the large pot half the way with water, turn the hot plate on high, and place the large pot with water on the hot plate.

STEP 2: Fill the large bowl with the ice cubes.

STEP 3: Once the water starts boiling, hold the large bowl with ice cubes over the large pot of boiling water. Explanation

The bowl of ice cubes causes the moisture in the rising warm air to condense and form rain.

Jason Lindsey is a Science Outreach Educator with Hooked on Science. Check out his website "Hooked On Science" at hookedonscience.org for webcasts and experiments that might get you hooked on science. Send him your science questions at jlindsey@hookedonscience.org. More science experiments can be found at www.semissourian.com.

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