Snow Activities

The first snow of the year might mean a snow day for your happy students. When they return, talk about the impact snow has on your local environment – including missed days of school and work.

Calculate how many inches of water in a foot of snow and how much snow would have to fall to equal a heavy rainfall for your area; research construction of snow shelters and housing; estimate how big a pile or cube of snow would be made from all the snow cleared from the school parking lot, total school property, or even from clearing your city streets; research the environmental impact of dumping salt-laden snow into rivers for disposal; discuss how to take care of pets in cold weather.