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Ratio of Snow to Water Activity
 Posted on Mar 24, 2011 04:44:07 PM | John Entwistle | 0 Comments    | .rating table tr td p {width:0px;} .star {cursor: hand;border:none;vertical-align:middle;} .star_inactive{vertical-align:middle;border:none;cursor:auto;} .rating_css{padding-top: 2px;padding-bottom: 3px;margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;color: #000000;text-decoration:none;line-height:15px;} /* .rating_css{font-size:11px;padding-top: 2px;padding-bottom: 3px;margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;color: #000000;text-decoration:none;line-height:15px;} */
 NASA Explorer Schools educator Haia Spiegel, a teacher at the Greater Hartford Academy for Mathematics and Science, created an inquiry-based activity called Ratio of Snow to Water after attending a Ice and Snow presentation at last year’s NES Winter’s Story research experience.  Students analyze the layers of a snow pack and look at the individual snow crystals. Based on their analysis, they then calculate the ratio of snow to water. This is a way to connect science and mathematics. You will find this activity in NEON in the Satellite Meteorology forum including a PowerPoint presentation. Link to the NES Virtual Campus home page.

Tags : Education Best Practice, Middle School Students, NES Lesson, NES Lesson-Satellite Meteorology

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