Bucket of Snow
This is a guest blog post written by Donna Lasinski from ThinkStretch.com. ThinkStretch.com has a freebie listing in our FREEBIE FEBRUARY event – please check it out.
How much water does it take to make a bucket of snow? Make a few guesses with your kids about how much water will be in the bucket after the snow melts. My boys thought that it would be about the same—that a snowflake equaled a drop of water.
They were so surprised to learn how little water it takes to make a full bucket of snow. Now imagine together how much snow would stack up on one of the really rainy summer days.
What you need:
What you do:
- Fill a bucket of snow to the very top.
- Set the bucket in the sun or indoors.
- Watch it melt and compare how low the level of the water is to the height of the full bucket.
What did your children learn?
Donna Lasinski is a mother of 3 sons and the author of the Parent Guide to Summer and creator of ThinkStretch Summer Learning Program. ThinkStretch.com also has a winter program to help prevent “brain freeze”.