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When Snow Melts


Clear plastic containers, same size
Chart paper and marker


1. Mark three or four containers with a fill line, in exactly the same place on each container.
2. Invite the children to fill each container to the fill line with snow and place in different areas:
in the freezer, the refrigerator, on a heater, in the room on a bookcase, etc.
3. Ask the children to check all the containers regularly throughout the day to see if the snow is
4. Make a chart showing the results.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Science/Discovery/Nature
Topic: Weather
Content: Science
Area: Cognitive
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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