Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Science of Snow

It's actually quite amusing to discover that a theme such as snow holds such scientific information that is easily relayed to children through the use of literature! Today, I have two books for you if you're looking to enhance your snow themed unit with a little science!

Fisher, Carolyn.
The Snow Show.
Harcourt, Inc.
Review copy borrowed from local library.

Join Chef Kelvin and The Snow Show Gang in The Snow Show, as together they walk you through the investigation and process involved with the development of snow - evaporation, condensation and precipitation. This is a very unique book in which your children can join in on the adventure as a fresh batch of the
crispiest, lightest, fluffiest batch of snow ever to fall from the sky
is being cooked up! It's more than ideal for teaching children about the science of snow, and coupled with a fun activity, they're sure to enjoy the learning that's taking place!

Learning/Reading Activity:
  • The Snow Show Readers Theater - This activity is best suited for a classroom, but could (in some way) be adapted for a small group of children.
  • Polar Pops Snack- Using slightly-softened vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream, form "snowballs." Roll in white sprinkles or coconut and place on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Insert a Popsicle stick into each, refreeze and serve your Polar Pops!
If you're interested in finding out more information about any of the books reviewed or if you'd like to purchase the books, click the cover image for a link to