Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The Science (And Math!) of Snow
If you live in a state that gets a lot of snow (and snowstorms!), keep tabs on the weather so that you can take advantage of this great science and math activity when the next storm hits!). Here are some ideas:
1. Visit Weather.com or your local news station’s website for the snow forecast to find out how much snowfall is expected.
2. Have your kiddos make predictions on whether the actual amount of snow will be the same, more, or less than the amount forecasted.
3. Provide your child with a container to place in a secure location outside for collecting and measuring the amount of snowfall. [NOTE: Make sure the container has a flat bottom.]
4. After the storm, bring the container inside and measure the results, comparing it to both the forecast and predictions.