Saturday, February 5, 2011

Winter Wednesday #2 Snow

By 2 pm the ground was pretty much free of all snow, but Matthew made the most of the snow in the morning. (And it was the first time since Monday I was able to break into our mailbox.)

I still can't believe we had enough to play in.

Since we did get snow, we collected a cup full for the Winter Wednesday Snow challenge and some more to melt and pour through a coffee filter.

While we waited, Matthew warmed up with hot cocoa.

Once melted down, we discovered that our cup of snow was actually 1/4 c. of liquid! (And very dirty, I'm going to say it may have been the operator...) What a difference! When we poured our melted snow into a coffee filter, we discovered that there was dirt in our snow. Not alot, but there was definitely reddish dirt particles. It didn't photo well so you'll just have to trust us.

And that's the end of our 1/2 a day of snow!


Auntie said...

So 12" snow would equal 3" rain, but this 3" would have a chance to all soak in because of melting slowly. You do some neat science/nature experiments!

Mom said...

I love your snow photos and the experiment! What fun!!!

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

That is the cutest little Bug that I have ever seen collecting snow for his experiment! You have far drier snow than we do in our part of the country. Great job adding a little science/nature study to your snow day.

Thanks so much for sharing your link with the OHC. Don't forget to add it to the OHC Blog Carnival.

I would love to use the photo of your son with his hat and boots with the cup of snow as the Outdoor Hour Challenge Photo of the Week. Please let me know if that is okay with you.

The author said...

Thanks so much Barb!

The Extra Ordinary Bree said...

What a fun experiment to do with little ones! I bet my boys would enjoy this. We're suppose to get a little bit tomorrow but you never know with Texas weather!

Phyllis said...

When we did it, we got about the same amount of water, but hardly anything was in it. Neat seeing other people in different places doing the same study.

The author said...

My goodness Bree, I didn't know you were in TX too. All the nature studies are pretty fun to do. :)

Thanks for stopping by Phyllis! Our snow was very dirty. It picked up alot of red dirt on the way.