The Lil Divas have been begging to build a snowman.
This is pretty impossible in Florida.
Or is it?
By freezing 3 water filled balloons (1 small, 1 medium, 1 large)
we were able to make our very own Snowman (or should I say Ice man?)
The Snowman Experiment
This was the perfect opportunity for a bit of scientific observation
& after our fabulous Mad Science Theme -
the Lil Divas are very excited about all things science!
Here's What We Did:
1. Freeze 3 water filled balloons (preferable over night)
You will need 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small balloon for your snowman.
2. Peel the balloon off your frozen ice balls
3. Using a bit of salt to adhere them, stack your ice to form a snowman.
4. We used some felt to make the face and buttons -
Tip: Wet the felt and add just a pinch of salt to stick them on!
Since the Lil Divas have been so interested in science lately
I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce them
to some scientific terms & processes - on their level.
We discussed what we were going to observe during this experiment:
The Experiment -
1 Snowman would be put outside & 1 left indoors.
We were going to observe which would melt the fastest.
Each Lil Diva made a prediction about which would melt the fastest
and recorded their observations both before and after.
5. We placed one snowman outside & left one inside in our kitchen.
Both snowmen were placed in bins to collect any water.
Here's What Happened:
After 3 hours our snowmen had visibly begun to melt.
The Outside Snowman had quite a bit of water evident in the bin
and was smaller in size from when we first put it outside.
The Indoor Snowman, although his head had toppled,
had much less water in the bin and was still considerably large in size.
Approximately 8 hours later we found that
the Outside Snowman was nearly completely melted.
The Inside Snowman was still pretty large and mostly intact.
A side by side comparison of the 2 Snowmen:
We ended the experiment a bit prematurely
as is was soon to be the Lil Divas bedtime but I think
the results were pretty conclusive about what the final results would be.
The Oldest Diva wrote down our results & her final observations
at the conclusion of our experiment.
It was a fun experiment
& we got to build our very own snowmen,
even in Florida!
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