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How are clouds formed

  1. 1. How are clouds formed?<br />By: Jonah and Josh<br />
  2. 2. Cirrus<br />Alto<br />Stratus<br />
  3. 3. Scissors <br />Black Paper <br />Desk Lamp<br />Tap water <br />Ruler <br />Glass Jar <br />Rubber Glove <br />Match <br />Rubber Band <br />Mr. Witte <br />Materials<br />
  4. 4. First we cut a 5 inch square out of the rubber glove.<br />
  5. 5. Then we filled the jar with a tiny bit of water. Then we held it upside down, not enough to make it spill, and lit a match to put in the jar so the smoke could get in. Then we quickly put the 5 inch square on the jar to keep the smoke in. We put the rubber bands around it to keep it on. <br />
  6. 6. Then we turned it around and around.<br />
  7. 7. When we pushed the rubber glove in, it became clear. <br />
  8. 8. When we pulled it out it became cloudy.<br />
  9. 9. Results<br />The contents of the jar look clear when the rubber square is pushed down. Pulling the rubber square upward causes the inside of the jar to become cloudy, but this cloudiness disappears when the rubber square is released. <br />
  10. 10. WHY?<br />When a liquid molecule acquires enough heat energy, it breaks away from the attraction of other molecules in the liquid and escapes as vapor into the space above the liquid. This process of changing a liquid into a vapor is called evaporation. Evaporation occurs faster if the surrounding temperature increases suddenly. Condensation is the reverse of this process. <br />
  11. 11. Cloud Chart<br />
  12. 12. CLOUDS<br />What are clouds?A cloud is a large collection of very tiny droplets of water or ice crystals. The droplets are so small and light that they can float in the air. How are clouds formed?All air contains water, but near the ground it is usually in the form of an invisible gas called water vapor. When warm air rises, it expands and cools. Cool air can't hold as much water vapor as warm air, so some of the vapor condenses ( onto tiny pieces of dust that are floating in the air and forms a tiny droplet around each dust particle. When billions of these droplets come together they become a visible cloud. <br />
  13. 13. Why are Clouds White?<br />Clouds are white because they reflect the light of the sun. Light is made up of colors of the rainbow and when you add them all together you get white. The sun appears a yellow color because it sends out more yellow light than any other color. Clouds reflect all the colors the exact same amount so they look white.<br />
  14. 14. WHY DO CLOUDS TURN GRAY?<br />Clouds are made up of tiny water droplets or ice crystals, usually a mixture of both. The water and ice scatter all light, making clouds appear white. If the clouds get thick enough or high enough all the light above does not make it through, hence the gray or dark look. Also, if there are lots of other clouds around, their shadow can add to the gray or multicolored gray appearance.<br />
  15. 15. WHY DO CLOUDS FLOAT<br />A cloud is made up of liquid water droplets. A cloud forms when air is heated by the sun. As it rises, it slowly cools it reaches the saturation point and water condenses, forming a cloud. As long as the cloud and the air that its made of is warmer than the outside air around it, it floats!<br />
  16. 16. HOW DO CLOUDS FLOAT?<br />Clouds move with the wind. High cirrus clouds are pushed along by the jet stream, sometimes traveling at more than 100 miles-per-hour. When clouds are part of a thunderstorm they usually travel at 30 to 40 mph.<br />
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  18. 18. GOD IS AMAZING!! We can see this in all the details of science.s<br />