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.