- To understand volume.
- To understand cause and effect.
- To enhance observation skills.
- To observe the differences of matter. (Solid to liquid)
- To observe the changes when heat is applied to snow.
When given a cup the children will fill it up with snow, mark the snow line and let it melt. By doing so, the child learns about volume.
Snow or ice
Ask the children what they like to do outside in the snow. Ask them what they think snow is made of.
- Have all the children fill up plastic cups with snow before coming in from playing.
- Ask them "What will happen if we bring the snow inside?"
- Talk about volume of snow in the cup. Volume is the amount of space something takes up.
- Have the children predict if there will be more or less volume when the snow melts.
- Have the children use a marker to draw a line at the volume of the snow in the cup.
- Let the children check their predictions when the snow is completely melted.