As I said before (here if you missed it) the weather cooperated beautifully to give us a fresh blanket of snow for our Snowman in a Bottle Science project! I originally found this idea HERE at Teach Preschool they have a great printable worksheet to go with the project
First we gathered our supplies:
- empty water bottles
- orange foam
- sharpie marker
- snowman printable HERE
The munchkins already had a pretty good idea of what was going to happen to our snowmen when they came inside. So, to make it a little more challenging I had them guess how high the water from the melting snow would be.
(Side note: Woody thought this was the most foolish question I could ask “Uh mom same as the snow!” with an eye roll to complete it!)
We recorded their guesses on the back of the water bottles. We also wrote down their guesses for how long it would take for the snowmen to melt.
Then we set a timer and started checking every 30 minutes.
Here is what our snowmen looked like when all was said and done:
In the end we confirmed they were right that the snow did melt into water. We learned that there wasn’t nearly as much water in the snow as we thought (perhaps this is why it wasn’t good snowman making snow this time?) and had a lot of fun in the process!