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ROMKids Show: The One About The Water Cycle

Tune in every Tuesday at 2:00 pm on Instagram Live @ROMtoronto as ROM Kids Coordinator and Camp Director Kiron Mukherjee combines his passion for children’s education with storytelling to bring to life science, history and art for you and your loved ones in the comfort of your own home. Kiron will share activities, easy at-home crafts, behind the scenes anecdotes and fun facts—all connected to the ROM collections.

This time on the ROMKids Show we explore the wonderful world of water! What is the water cycle, why does it rain, and how do we protect our oceans, lakes, and streams? Then we’ll run a number of experiments to show how water is created including a rain in a jar demonstration.


  • wide cup or jar
  • water
  • shaving cream
  • water colour drops or food colouring

1. Fill your container with water almost to the top.

2. Carefully spray your shaving cream across the top of the water to create your clouds.

3. Gently drop your water colour or food colouring. Once there is enough colouring added to the shaving cream the colour will break through and start to “rain” through the water. This is similar to real clouds where once they fill with enough water, condensation occurs and clouds rain below them.

Get to Know Kiron

As the ROMKids Coordinator & Camp Director, Kiron is the public face of the Royal Ontario Museum’s family and children’s programs. Kiron started volunteering at the ROM at age 14 and has never looked back. Though he majored in history at York University, Kiron also considers his early years as a ROMKids camper to be a highly formative part of his education. Now, he strives to provide engaging and educational kids’ programming so that future generations can look back on their ROM experiences as fondly as he has. 

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Authored by: Kait Sykes

Authored by: Kait Sykes