Kate's Corner: Cloud in a jar

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BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. (WDTV) - We are constantly seeing clouds in the sky. Have you ever wondered how they are made? Well, in this Kate's Corner we are going to learn just that while making a cloud of our own.

Here's what you'll need:
- A jar filled 2/3 with warm, boiling water
- A bag of ice
-Hairspray or a match

Let your jar sit with the warm water for about 60 seconds. After that, pour majority out.

Then take your hairspray and spray it in the jar or light a match inside the jar then drop it in the water. Then place the bag of ice over the jar's opening.

Wait and watch.

You'll see a cloud slowly start to form and swirl around.

Why is this happening? Well, it is just like how to clouds form in the atmosphere.

We warmed the air in the jar and gave it moisture with the boiling water. That rose and hit the cold air from the ice. This made the water vapor in the air want to condense. However, it needed something to condense on. That's where the match and the hairspray come in. The water condenses on the particles and forms the cloud you see swirling around in the jar.