Cloud In A Jar

Hershey James Clifford

The project that I am doing is the cloud in a jar experiment It shows how clouds are formed. What you have to do is fill the bottle with about 5ml of water. Then you light a match and put it out. After that you have to put the rubber bulb and the stopper together with the tubing connector. Then you put the match in the bottle and put the bulb on as quick as you can and make it as tight as you can. After that all you have to do is squeeze the bulb and let go of it and it makes a cloud. The smoke from the match is really what makes the clouds. But it is showing that the water is room temperature water once it precipitates it goes up witch it representing buy the bulb sucking the smoke in it and when you let go of the bulb it lets it out making the cloud. Doing experiments helps a lot if you are trying to understand something in science and this is a good example of that.

Clouds are very difficult to understand. You aren’t really seeing the water in the air you are seeing the light reflecting off of the water and it looks white. The way that clouds are formed is the cold water condensates because of the regular room temperature air and then it precipitates into the air and then the light reflect off the water and makes clouds. The different types of clouds are Cumulonimbus, Cumulus, Nimbostratus, Stratus, Stratocumulus, Altostratus, Altocumulus, Cirrostratus, Cirrocumulus, and Cirrus. Cumulonimbus clouds are tall with an anvil shape. Cumulus clouds are dense and fluffy. Nimbostratus is thick, dark clouds. Stratus clouds are grey layered and can cover the whole sky sometimes. Stratocumulus clouds are soft grey and layered. Alto stratus clouds are grey rippled clouds. Altocumulus clouds are light grey with rolls and patches. Cirrostratus clouds are creepy looking and have formed rings around the sun and moon. Cirrostratus clouds are thin white and look like waves, and Cirrus clouds are wispy and made up of ice crystals. People can predict the weather by looking at the clouds in the sky. For example, if you see a cumulonimbus cloud in the sky it means that there might be thunder, lightning, and rain. If you see a cumulus cloud in the sky it means that you will have calm weather. Clouds can form even on a clear sunny day. The breeze carries the warm air up hills and it goes higher into the air witch is cooler than the other air and that condensates and makes a cloud.

The cloud in a jar experiment helps people understand cloud formation alot better. The cloud in a jar experiment clearly shows how clouds are formed. All Demos are useful for learning.

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