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Winter weather activities: Freezing and melting hands/globes

After Tulsa saw several days of snow and dangerously cold temperatures, I knew that we needed to come up with some activities and experiments children could do that would let them play outside in the snow but minimize their time outside (we were seeing wind chills in the 20-25 degrees BELOW ZERO range!) Here is … Continue reading Winter weather activities: Freezing and melting hands/globes

Winter weather activities: How much water is in the snow

When meteorologists are looking at snowfall, the amount of water (or snowfall ratio) plays a big portion of what we could see. Snow ratios refer to the liquid-equivalent of the snowfall. Snow ratios tend to get higher the colder it gets but is also based on total available moisture in the atmosphere. Snowfall in Oklahoma … Continue reading Winter weather activities: How much water is in the snow

Winter weather activities: How to turn boiling water into snow

During the winter months, if you spend any time on social media, you'll typically see at least one video of something throwing a pot of boiling water into the air and it turns to snow. In my opinion, it’s one of the cooler science experiments that can be done when you have drastically cold temperatures. … Continue reading Winter weather activities: How to turn boiling water into snow