Making Rain in a Jar


This is really simple to do. Kids get a kick out of it. It’s something that you can do any day without a lot of prep before hand as long as you have ice cubes in the freezer.

– boiling water – ice cubes – a plate – a jar

What You Need:

You need a jar. Some hot (boiling works best) water, a plate that will fit snug on top of your jar, and some ice cubes.

Put your ice cubes on the plate. About 4 or so. We used large whiskey ice cubes.

Fill your jar about a third of the way up with hot water.

Quickly put your plate on top of the jar.

What’s happening:

The cold plate causes the moisture in the warm air, which is inside the jar to condense and form water droplets. This is the same thing that happens in the atmosphere.