Snow Science


Y6 used the abundant snow in their science investigations this afternoon. Pupils chose a question to investigate, planned and wrote out a method, then carried out their investigation. Pupils recorded their results and then evaluated what they had learned at the end of the day. Some of the questions they chose are listed below:

How fast does snow melt?

Does the surface area affect the rate at which snow melts?

How much water makes one litre of snow?

Does the quantity of snow affect the rate at which it melts?

The afternoon was a real journey of discovery; some pupils discovered that sometimes science requires a lot of time and patience (will this snow EVER melt?) and that sometimes the results can be quite surprising. Who knew that it only takes 100ml of water to make 500ml of snow? For more photos of the afternoon's snow science do go to the latest album.