Here is what we observed and what we now know about what happens to snow when we bring it indoors:
- when the snow melts, there is less water than there was snow. That’s because the air spaces between snowflakes dissapear when the snowflakes melt!
- at the bottom we found sand, gravel, and dirt – ewww! This is why we should not eat snow! (Unless it is falling from the sky directly into our mouths)
- red snow becomes red water
- the snow outside didn’t melt and that’s because it’s still very cold outside.
We are now headed out to repeat the experiment! Enjoy your day!