Water, jar, dish soap= tornado in a jar. Pinner: Used a baby food jar and this didn't really work. Used a prego jar and filled with water to about an inch from the top and added a couple drops of dish soap. Fun to see the Tornado.
Cloud in a Jar Water Cycle Demo - this activity would be great for helping kids understand how clouds form and how the water cycle works. Students would get a visual representation of how the water cycle works, but on a smaller scale.
Once rainy season begins, introduce Cloud Jars - a mason jar filled of the way with water with a shaving cream "cloud" on top. Have the children drop colored water "rain" on the cloud and watch as it falls in colored drops