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Cloud Bottle NGSS

SKU #AIR-285
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Making a cloud with this palm-sized pump is easy.

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Making a cloud with this palm-sized pump is easy. Remove the top and put a few drops of water inside the bottle. Add air to the bottle using the pump and watch: as the pressure increases, so does the temperature. Actuate the quick-release top and due to rapid decompression, a cloud forms instantly inside the bottle! A Liquid Crystal thermometer strip measures temperature changes throughout the experiment. This hands-on activity teaches the relationship between pressure and temperature in a closed container. Approx. 26 cm (10.5") tall.

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Great Demo!
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I've been looking for a Cloud Chamber that is NOT made of class, that could safely travel with our outreach programs ... and this is it! Makes beautiful, dense clouds when used with alcohol, and the latch mechanism works very reliably with a bit of practice. Upgrade Tip: I mounted the pump on a larger, 2-liter bottle (the pump uses a standard thread), so I get much larger clouds with a bit more pumping. I also dropped in a small disk of felt (3/4") to absorb the alcohol and prevent it from being dumped out accidentally. Otherwise, the pump and latch mechanism seem durable, but the liquid crystal thermometer barely does the job --- hard to read and slow. The clouds are worth it though: I purchased two!
Mark Stephens

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Cloud Bottle
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As a meteorologist and educator, I use the "Cloud Bottle" to help kids better understand how clouds form. Kids love clouds and the "Cloud Bottle" helps them create their very own cloud, while better understanding the science of how clouds form in the sky.
Jason Lindsey

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Works, but fussy and hard for a group
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A couple of times I've gotten good clouds, but it's fussy and often doesn't make a cloud. I'd guess it would be better with alcohol. The LCD thermometer shows that the temperature goes up and down, which is a nice demo, except that its hard to share with more than one student.
Maurice Karpman

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Great idea but flimsy
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It worked great but I broke one on the first attempt. Good thing I bought 2. I would be very careful with the cap
Emily Meinke

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Problem Answers
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I purchased 3 of these and all of them had the same problem initially. You would squeeze and squeeze and squeeze and nothing would happen. I also noticed that sometimes when you squeezed the bulb would not re-inflate and the latch seemed loose. So I unscrewed the top from the bottle and carefully inserted a screwdriver and took out the white ring, being very careful not to damage it. I then replaced the white ring and then the bottle worked wonderfully! It only took about 10 squeezes to completely fill the bottle. The cloud was great! I was using this as part of the meteorology event for Science Olympiad and the students loved it! I plan to use the bottles for the Weather and Climate Science part of a 4-H Workshop. The problem described in the questions sections seems to largely a problem of assembly. I had to reassemble all 3 of the bottles, and then they all worked perfectly.
Linda Wozniewski
Owner Response: Thank you, Linda for this comment. We will look more carefully at each Cloud Bottle before it leaves our warehouse. These are great little air pressure demos, and we just love them!

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Super Cool
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Really great for young children. It has the wow visual factor as well attention grabbing pop!
William Steedly

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NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

K-2-ETS1-3
K-ESS2-1
K-ESS3-2
3-ESS2-1
5-ESS2-1
MS-ETS1-1
MS-ESS2-5
MS-ESS2-6
HS-ETS1-2
HS-ESS2-4

Students can use create a cloud with this palm-sized pump. This hands-on activity teaches the relationship between air pressure and temperature in a closed container. Very intriguing for weather lessons.

 

* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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