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Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I hope that you are enjoying Tsnownami 2011, Day 2!  It is a great day for some snow-themed extra credit opportunities, worth 15 points each!  Please e-mail any and all of these assignments, including your pictures, to me before the end of the day (don't worry if you do not have a digital camera or a camera on your phone, but if you do please use it!). Pick any one or more of the options below and go outside and enjoy the mountains of snow!

  1. Collect a measurable quantity of snow (a cup, a gallon, 2 litters, whatever measuring device you have around).  
  2. Completely fill the container with packed snow.  Take a picture of it.  
  3. Bring the container full of snow indoors and allow it to melt.  Take a picture of the resulting water.
  4. Measure the amount of water that results.
  5. Write a ratio, in fraction form, comparing the snow to the water.
  6. Rewrite the ratio as a decimal and as a percent.

  1. Pack the largest snowball you can (like you are trying to make a giant snowman).
  2. Take a picture of your giant snowball and e-mail it to me (granholmm@psmnow.com).
  3. Use a tape measure to measure the radius and diameter of you giant snowball in metric units.
  4. Calculate the volume of your sphere (http://www.calculateme.com/cVolume/VolumeOfSphere.htm).
Option 3:
  1. Build a snow fort.
  2. Take a picture of the inside and outside of your fort.
  3. Draw a blueprint or floor plan of the fort you built (either by hand or using computer software).
  4. Take a tape measure or other measuring device and measure the dimension of your fort and label the dimensions on your floor plan.
  5. Calculate the perimeter of your fort.
  6. Calculate the area of your fort.

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