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Science & Nature

Why Does It Rain? Raincloud Science in a Cup

In this one time class, students will see a video about rain and be introduced to the concepts of evaporation, condensation and precipitation. They will create a rain cloud to deepen their understanding of why it rains.
Tiffany Arenas
120 total reviews for this teacher
14 reviews for this class
Completed by 68 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
35 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

1. Students will be introduced to the words evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.  
2. Students will explore their sense of wonder about why it rains. 
3. Students will create a rain cloud to deepen their understanding of why it rains. 
The following activities are optional and can be completed to deepen understanding and continue the creative process:
1. Recreate the rain cloud and rain in a cup experiment for a friend or family member and explain why it rains. 
2. Put a pot of water on the stove until it boils to show the concept of evaporation. Put a lid on the pot to show the concept of condensation.
Raincloud in a cup -Mason jar or clear plastic cup -Food coloring (any color) -Water (1 cup) -Shaving cream (whipped cream also works to a degree) -Towel If you do not have these materials on hand or if you would like your child to complete an alternative activity, here are two options: Rainstick or Rain Soundmaker -Paper towel tube, toilet paper tube (yogurt bucket or other containers can also work) -Tape -Something that makes noise (lentils, beans, rice, small rocks, etc.) Draw / paint / color -Paper -Paint, markers, and/ or crayons
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
35 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Tiffany Arenas
Lives in the United States
Play ❤️ Love ❤️ Repeat
120 total reviews
189 completed classes

About Me

Hi. My name is Tiffany!

I have superpowers! 

I nurture children’s natural curiosity about the world. 

I support them in becoming 

-playful explorers

-creative thinkers

-self-driven learners

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