Convection: Cloud in a Bottle

Presenter: Steven Spangler
Date: Monday, June 1, 2015
Have you ever wondered how clouds form? Clouds are formed when water vapor is cooled enough to form tiny water droplets. This is exactly what happens when moist air rises in the atmosphere, cools, and water droplets form into clouds. Making your own cloud is a popular experiment in many science books, but you should know that the results are not very striking. Yes, you'll see a very faint cloud (very faint), but it's a little tricky. It makes for a great science activity for your own personal enjoyment or for school or science outreach events.
Topics:Education & Training
Audience:General public, Informal education, Elementary school, Early elementary, Upper elementary, Middle school

Source: Steven Spangler Science