- Collect a measurable quantity of snow (a cup, a gallon, 2 litters, whatever measuring device you have around).
- Completely fill the container with packed snow. Take a picture of it.
- Bring the container full of snow indoors and allow it to melt. Take a picture of the resulting water.
- Measure the amount of water that results.
- Write a ratio, in fraction form, comparing the snow to the water.
- Rewrite the ratio as a decimal and as a percent.
- Pack the largest snowball you can (like you are trying to make a giant snowman).
- Take a picture of your giant snowball and e-mail it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Use a tape measure to measure the radius and diameter of you giant snowball in metric units.
- Calculate the volume of your sphere (http://www.calculateme.com/cVolume/VolumeOfSphere.htm).
- Build a snow fort.
- Take a picture of the inside and outside of your fort.
- Draw a blueprint or floor plan of the fort you built (either by hand or using computer software).
- Take a tape measure or other measuring device and measure the dimension of your fort and label the dimensions on your floor plan.
- Calculate the perimeter of your fort.
- Calculate the area of your fort.