Snow experiments

That title is perhaps misleading. Because, well, you know – central Texas and snow just don’t often mix. Not even recently when the Texas coast got some nice snow. We got cold and wet but no snow. (insert sad face here – I love snow!)

Regardless of what is in the air or on the ground, this week’s lesson from Mystery Doug was on snow. It was a neat video talking about why snow appears white. Who knew? Well, I guess some people did but we didn’t until the video.

(Shall I tell you? Snow is white because of the piling up of it. The edges reflect light differently and when those thousands and thousands of little flakes pile up, the edges all pile up and reflect light in a way that it is no longer clear! Bad explanation maybe. I am always amazed at how well he explains complicated ideas!)

Anyhow, we made snowflakes illustrating that idea. Wax paper and glue. Easy-peasy.


Well, our snowflakes did not do as well as the ones on the videos but the idea was learned. And they did look neat as long as we didn’t pick them up.

Miss J really liked the wax paper after the snowflakes came off of it. The impressions left were very pretty, too.


Mystery Doug presented another really neat one.

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9 thoughts on “Snow experiments

  1. Annette Tinholt Vellenga December 22, 2017 at 8:19 pm Reply

    ah…you need to come up here mid-winter…we’ll show you a good time in the snow. 🙂 Good experiment and explanation. 🙂

  2. Diana M. December 23, 2017 at 10:27 am Reply

    I’m not familiar with “Mystery Doug”. Is there a website? Or will I find him if I search on YouTube?

    • 3gigglygirlsathome December 23, 2017 at 2:36 pm Reply

      Here is the link to the site

      Honestly, haven’t tried looking it up on YouTube so I don’t know if it is there or not. We have really enjoyed having these weekly video mini-lessons.

  3. Kym Thorpe December 25, 2017 at 3:34 pm Reply

    fun learning, and a great craft! I didn’t know the reason snow appears white either! Thanks for linking to the Virtual Fridge!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome December 31, 2017 at 3:20 pm Reply

      I am glad to share something new. It is fun sharing new things and making fun little crafts to help us remember.

  4. rawsonjl December 27, 2017 at 5:38 pm Reply

    I did not know that! We have plenty of snow…. 🙂 and while I often wish we didn’t have quite so much we do love learning about snowflakes and the different properties of snow. Thanks for sharing your cute craft with us at the Virtual Refrigerator. Pinned.

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