Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Snow Nature Study

Today we did a nature study on snow.  We started by reading the book
How do you know it's Winter by Allen Fowler.


Then we read the book Snowballs
by Lois Ehlert 


We then took a black piece of construction paper outside with our magnifying glass.   We set out to
find some 6 sided snow crystals.


Although you can't see it very well, we did manage to see some!  We also talked about how the snow crystals break down after landing.


I then gave him 2 small containers to put snow in.  I told him to put snow in one and just level it off.
The other one I told him to pack full.


I put them by our wood burner and asked him which one he thought would make
more water as it melted. 


 He guessed right with the packed one producing more water!




Blessings!