Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Snow!

A bowl of fresh snow.

 I love snow!  This year has been pretty snowy and I just can't get enough.  I love it!!  Anyway, in The Winter Nature Study E-book there is a suggestion to collect some snow and then melt it and compare the volume.  I finally remembered to do this at the start of the storm rather than after it was over.  I wanted it to just collect in the bowl but Emma didn't know that and filled it up with the snow and packed it in.
She filled this can that was in the recycling bin too.

So I packed snow in a quart jar

Starting to melt..you can see how it is "shrinking"

Looking at the snow with a magnifying glass

melting

This is how much water we got in the can.

This is the amount of water in the jar.
When we started Emma estimated
it would be half full.
This was a fun experiment.  I am hoping for lots more snow to play with before the winter is over!

4 comments:

Kahri said...

Looks like fun!

Marcy said...

I've awarded you with the Stylish Blogger Award! Come check it out on my blog: http://www.benandme.net/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award.html

blessings,
Marcy

Cheri said...

The snow experiments looks great.

I was going to pass on the Stylish Blogger Award but it looks like Marcy beat me to it.

Cheri

sigma_alpha0 said...

Have you ever made ice cream out of snow? We would do this when I was a kid. You put a bowl out in a snowstorm to collect clean snow, and when it is full you mix sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract, and there is your ice cream!
Here is a link for a recipe -- http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/snow-ice-cream-recipe/index.html

Hayley M.

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