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Density of Snow and Ice
In this experiment students measure the relative densities of water, snow, and ice. They can then submit their results online for comparison with data contributed by students from all over the world.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lab activity
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Cryology
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1998,1999,2000 by Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA). This copyright applies to all web pages and images created by CARA.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-145
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Properties of objects and materials
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Properties of earth materials
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Properties and changes of properties in matter
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University of Chicago
Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica