Saturday, January 24, 2015

Snow Science and Some Fun

What brings more joy to my kids than playing in the snow? I'm not sure and when temperatures plummet and it is just too cold to go out, what better thing to do than to bring the snow inside for some experimenting and some fun.

First, we put snow into different cups and put one in the fridge, one in the freezer, and one on the counter. Will they all melt? In what order will they melt?

Next, we used snow to learn about the 3 states of matter. We managed to turn it into, liquid from the solid state, and then to gas and back to solid. And that made us think of another.

Why didn't our liquid turn back into snow? When we put it outside, it turned to ice!! Well we took some ice cubes and made some guesses about how much snow it would take to be an equal amount of water when it melted.

Snow has lots more air mix in it than ice does. Li guessed way 2.5 cm more snow than the ice cube had. Jo-Jo guessed 1.5 cm less and Ceesa guessed 2 cm. less. Tricky snow.

Hi Baby Wheel! You've woke up. Do you want to play in the snow?

Why is it that Momma always says don't eat that snow!! Lets see where the snow is the cleanest?

What happens when we add salt to snow? Why do they put it on the roads around here anyway?

And then it was time to make some snowmen. Only indoors.

I'd say it was a pretty good snow ice day!

Wishing you homeschool blessings,

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