During this science experiment, WLTX Meteorologist Danielle Miller is focusing on rain and a portion of the water cycle.
Water is recycled and moves through the Earth in a process known as the water cycle. There is a way to demonstrate this process - the precipitation part of the cycle - right in your home.
a glass cup or jar
some shaving cream
First, you want to fill a clear cup or jar almost to the top, leaving a little room at the top. This will act as your atmosphere.
Then you can make a cloud in your atmosphere by putting a layer of shaving cream right on top of the cup.
The water drops in this experiment will be the drops of food coloring. You can play around with how many drops that you use and how thick your cloud is with the shaving cream.
Lastly, make guesses on how soon it's going to rain in your atmosphere.
Now, in our atmosphere, water vapor condenses to form cloud droplets in the sky. The more droplets you get, the heavier they become, and eventually, it will start to rain.
See this experiment, as well as several others, in action thanks to our friends at WLTX.
Danielle Miller is a meteorologist at WLTX-TV in Columbia, SC who provides regular weekend forecasts and digital content during the week. Learn more about Miller and how she got interested in weather by clicking here.