Science in the Snow is a unique winter STEM unit for kids! These materials guide students through indoor and outdoor activities designed to build Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math skills – all centered around a wintery theme! This unit covers the three phases of water and phase changes, properties of water molecules, intro to snow hydrology, weather station instruments, snow water equivalent, snow-to-liquid ratio calculations, and more!
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Age group: This STEM unit was created with universal design in mind and is suitable for a wide range of grade levels, approximately late elementary through high school. These materials are also suitable for mixed-age group classrooms (e.g., nature/STEM camps, homeschooling). Some of the instructor guides include suggestions for making the activities simpler or more challenging, depending on your classroom’s needs.
Materials Included (32 PDF pages total)
→ PART 1: PHASES OF WATER: three phases of water, Venn diagram activity, phase change diagrams, water molecules handouts
→ PART 2: SNOW HYDROLOGY: introductory handouts (2), movement of snow, and weather stations. Also includes two lab activities on snow water equivalent.
→ PART 3: FINAL PROJECT: estimate the amount of liquid water that will melt off the roof of your building after a snowstorm!
→ STEM activity guides for instructors and answer keys
+ Bonus online materials: Explore additional online resources to complement and expand on this unit’s topic, reference websites, and more – click here.
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→Complete the activities in this pack with adult supervision. Outdoor activities may involve certain risks including but not limited to trips/falls, exposure to the elements, wildlife, etc. Do not complete the outdoor activities in unsafe areas or conditions (steep terrain, bad weather, etc.).
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