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07/30/2015

Learn About the Water Cycle

Keeping your children entertained at home over the summer can get tough after a while. The next time your child falls victim to boredom, be prepared with some fun science experiments you can perform at home. The Tutoring Center in Foster City has some fun and easy science experiments you can perform with your children this summer. Whether your child has or hasn't already learned about the water cycle at school, this is a fun way to see it in action.

What You Will Need

  • 1 ziplock bag
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • a few drops of food coloring
  • tape
  • a marker

How to Make an Indoor Water Cycle

Have Your child draw a simple representation of the sky towards the top of your ziplock bag. This can be a basic sun in the corner and a cloud. Next, carefully pour the water into the bag and add the food coloring. Close up the bag, stick it to a window with some sturdy tape and watch the water go through its normal cycle.

Explanation of the Water Cycle

The warm weather will cause some of the water to evaporate into vapor and collect at the top of the bag. As the weather cools, this vapor will turn into condensation. After collecting enough condensation, it will turn back into water in the form of precipitation, or rain, and make its way back down to the pool of water. Explain each step to your child making sure they relate what they see in the bag to the real world. If your child has any questions you can't answer, look up the answers together.  

Tutoring in Foster City

The Tutoring Center in Foster City helps students improve their grades and overall academic performance. The one-on-one tutoring sessions make it easier to target specific areas you child needs help with. We offer multiple programs focused in reading, writing, math and test preparation. Contact us at (650) 638- 9163 for more information about our academic programs or to schedule your free consultation.

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