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Fog Chamber
The Fog Chamber exercise is an Exploratorium Science Snack demonstration. The activity shows students how clouds and fog are created with a very simple physical model using a 1 gallon jar, latex glove, a little water, and matches. The exercise teaches students how to make a simple cloud that in order to form requires water vapor, a cooling mechanism, and condensation nuclei. This site provides information on teaching materials, teaching notes and tips, assessment suggestions and additional references. This activity is part of the Starting Point Collection:
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lab activity
    • Guide for instructor
    • Tutorial
  • Atmospheric science
  • Educational theory and practice
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright Exploratorium
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-038
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Robert M. Mackay
Clark College