Rain In A Jar

Make Rain in a Jar

Rain In A Jar: Do you love playing in rain? A bit of rain fun is good, but you need to take care of your health too. Well, have you ever tried to make a rainstorm by yourself? If no, then let’s try making rain in a jar. All we need is a few household materials to do this ‘Rain in a Jar’ experiment.

Try it yourself

You need:

  1. A glass jar with a wide mouth
  2. A small steel / ceramic plate
  3. Hot water
  4. Ice cubes

What next?

Step 1: Take the jar and pour hot water into it. Fill about half way up with hot water.

Step 2: Cover the jar with small steel / ceramic plate on top of the jar.

Step 3: Wait for 3 – 5 minutes.

Step 4: Place the ice cubes on top of the plate.

Yes! You got the power to make rain. Watch your homemade rain with hot water and ice cubes. Water will run down through the sides of the jar.


In our “Rain In a Jar” experiment, we are experiencing the cycle of water. The experiment help us to learn the logic of rain. One reason for the cycle of water is evaporation and the other reason is the condensation process. When we heat up the water, the liquid state of water changes to gaseous state (water vapour) in a process called as evaporation. Similarly, when we cool down the vapour, it reverses the process to change its state from gaseous to liquid, and the process is known as condensation.

If you enjoyed making rain at home, you will also enjoy making your own clouds at home.

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