Science Fun in the Snow!
Water in the Snow
Have you ever wondered how much water snow contains? During the winter, before a storm, it is not unusual for a radio or television announcer to mention the number of centimetres of snow expected in a region. But suppose it’s not that cold, and the precipitation comes as rain rather than snow. In that case, how much rain would fall?
- snow (or crushed ice)
- paper and pencil
- measuring cup
Let’s get to work!
- Collect some snow in your measuring cup
- Record the amount of snow that you capture.
- Wait for the snow to melt. Once the snow has turned to liquid, measure the quantity of water in the measuring cup. That’s it!
Did you know?
About 7% of the Earth’s surface is covered with ice, most of which is contained in polar ice caps.Back to top