Activities & Days Out / 3 December, 2019 / Nanny Anita
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If there is one thing you can rely on in England during winter, it is the unpredictability of the weather. The forecasters tell us it will be a mild winter – we get snow, last year we were told we would get 100 days of snow! Well, I am still waiting for that to happen. This year I decided that rather than waiting for the weather to make up its mind about if it will snow or not, we should just make our own snow – well snow crystals.
This week my charges had a friend over, and he happens to love mixing potions together, so this was the perfect experiment to do with them all before tea. As a word of caution: this activity, although quick to set up and do, will take about a week to see through.
To make your own snow crystals you will need:
The science behind it:
The water and bicarb solution will travel up and along the wool, as the water evaporates it will leave behind the crystals of bicarb. If you are lucky you may get both stalactites and stalagmites growing.
This activity may help the development of:
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