Some Theories About Snow

During the last snowfall around school we gathered a box full of snow in order to make some observations.

We made guesses about what would happen when we left it in our warm classroom for the rest of the day.  Everyone made the prediction that the snow would melt into water, but there was some disagreement about how much water would be left in the box.  Here are the predictions that we made:

Image12092013152758We did let it melt, and when we did, we found the water level to be much lower than we had expected.

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Our conclusion?

Snow is mostly air and empty space.

Who knew?

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