Do Try This At Home: How to make a cloud in a jar!

Do Try This At Home: How to make your own cloud in a jar!
Published: Oct. 5, 2021 at 10:53 AM CDT
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - On this week’s Do Try This At Home, we’ll show you how to make your own cloud in a jar and explain the science behind it!

MATERIALS:

● Jar with a lid

● Ice

● Hairspray or matches

● Hot water

PROCEDURE:

● Fill the jar up about ⅓ full with the hot water

● Put in a spritz of hairspray

● Put the lid on the top of the jar upside down and place the ice in the lid

● The clouds should begin to form in the jar

● You can then remove the lid and release the cloud

EXPLANATION:

● Some of the hot water will evaporate and form water vapor

● As it rises and reaches the cold air around the ice, it will condense. It can only condense into a cloud if it has something to hold onto such as dust particles or pollution, and in our case, hairspray.

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