Winter science for kids: Snowman in a bag

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If you need an easy way to bring snowman science into the classroom – this will do the trick.

Our snow has melted but chances are it will come back again very soon. But if the snow returns, we will be ready for some fun and simple snowman in a bag science…

What to do!

This process is similar to our snowman in a bottle but if you didn’t have a bottle on hand, then gather up a baggie, some buttons, a snowman nose, and some snow and you are all set to go…

Place a couple of large spoon fulls of snow is all you need in the bag and then lay the bag flat.  Press and pack the snow so it stays flat and then arrange your button eyes and nose on the snow to make a snowman face.  Press the buttons and nose firmly into the snow…

Tape the snowman in a bag to a window so it can get some sunlight and let the melting begin…

How it works!

Here’s what my snowman looked like after about 30 minutes…

And after about 1 hour…

After about 1 hour 30 minutes…

And about 2 hours later…


Questions to ask your students!

A very simple way to explore the melting of snow. Did you notice that bag seems much less full with the snow melted than before? And did you notice that the nose floats but the buttons sink?  And did you notice that snowman moved down the bag as it melted?  And did you notice that all that is left of the snowman is a bag of water?

If you want the printable to go with the snowman in a bag, just click here: Snowman Science by Teach Preschool

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

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