Have you ever wondered how clouds are formed? Is it by magic or by people? Is it by the earth or water? In this blog, you will learn the truth about how clouds are formed.
This is how clouds are formed. Water will flow in a bigger body of water. The sun will heat the water up and heat floats up. So the water turns into tiny droplets and will float up into the air. This is called evaporation. The droplets will form clouds. When the clouds get heavy, it rains that water.
But is rain salty from the ocean? I did an experiment to see if rain is salty. This is how to do the experiment. First boil water. Take two bowls and add salt to one of the bowls. Add the hot, boiled water into the bowls. Put plastic wrap around the bowls and label them as non-salty and salty. Put the bowls in the refrigerator and wait an hour. The water evaporates and forms droplets on top of the plastic. Now take out the bowls of the refrigerator and taste the water on the plastic. It tasted like water. It did not taste like salt. Clouds are not salty. That is how do to the experiment to see if clouds are salty.
Here is what you need for the experiment:
- 2 Bowls
- Plastic Wrapper
Facts about Clouds:
- The clouds are white because it reflects all the colors of the sun. All the colors make white.
- Clouds are black when it is about to rain. The sunlight is not able to get through.
- The salt does not evaporate into the clouds.
- Clouds move by wind.
- Clouds have a bunch of names. Here are a couple names of clouds cirrus and stratus.
- Stratus clouds usually means rain is going to come.
Now you know all about clouds and that they do not taste salty.