Exploring the science behind clouds

Our Preschool class explored the science behind clouds through this engaging sensory process!

Miss Kaylin introduced clouds by reading “Cloudette” by Tom Lichtenheld. You could also read “Little Cloud” by Eric Carle! Both are favorites in our classroom. There were many cloud related centers set up that day, but the most exciting one to me was the cloud sensory center. As you can see from the photo above, each child had a choice of how they were going to pick up their dry cotton ball – which were clouds in this case. They could also use the droppers to add their “rain”.

Once the moisture was added to the cloud, they could squeeze the water out to simulate rain! With all the options they had, most students chose to use their hands for everything. Using their fingers to squeeze the clouds still helps exercise the muscles in their hands!

Overall, this was a very interesting experience for the Preschool class. They loved the hands on exploration of this science process.

Links to grow on…

We’ve done other cloud activities in the past which can be found below!

Disappearing clouds

Clouds in jars and on the table top too!

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By |2018-11-02T10:39:32+00:00July 13th, 2018|

About the Author:

Hi! I am Lauren Barkes. Currently, I am on staff with Deborah at the Teach Preschool Children's Studio. In The Children's Studio I teach class day to day and I also handle the administrative side of the school. I have been with Deborah in the classroom for about 5 years! I am currently in school to get my associate's degree in Early Childhood Education. I feel so honored to be apart of such a wonderful community in the early childhood field. I like to describe myself as a life long leaner, dreamer, and creator. I strive to continuously be building a life-long love for learning in my students!

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  1. Lynnette Barr July 16, 2018 at 1:24 am - Reply

    Welcome to the world of learning. I never have a day go by that I don’t learn or am
    taught something by someone else. Even the little people teach me so much, I
    often wonder where they learnt all those amazing things.

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