Weather #4: Jefferson and Clouds

Fun fact: Thomas Jefferson’s contributions to American history extend beyond what we traditionally credit him with doing. Did you know that he kept detailed weather observations for half of a century? These records are the best among early data in North America.

Now, here’s a question that Jefferson may have asked when looking up at the sky: “Why are clouds white?” We’ve got a demonstration that you can use at home or in the classroom to show what’s happening up above — in a word, the answer is “scattering.”

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