Weather Stations: Phase Change
In this activity, learners observe the water cycle in action! Water vapor in a tumbler condenses on chilled aluminum foil ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ producing the liquid form of water familiar to us as rain and dew. Learners discuss how Jupiter's lack of a surface simplifies its water cycle. Learners then consider the roles ammonia and ammonia compounds play in Jupiter's more complicated atmosphere. This activity is one station that can be combined with other stations for an hour and half lesson on weather patterns on Jupiter and Earth.