Snow Melt Weather Science Experiment
In this fun and easy weather science experiment, we’re going to explore and investigate snow melt.
- Square of aluminum foil
- Square of black cloth
- After a snow storm when the sun is shining, place the black cloth and aluminum foil on the snow.
- Come back in an hour and see which one has sunk the deepest into the snow.
How it Works:
Sun rays carry energy that heat the Earth. The aluminum foil will reflect a lot of this energy and not allow the snow to be melted as quickly as the snow under the black cloth. The black cloth will absorb a lot of the Sun’s energy and heat and will actually accelerate the snow melt. The white snow not involved with this experiment will actually reflect much of the Sun’s rays because white is the only color that does not attract heat because it reflects all visible wavelengths of light.
Make This A Science Project:
Try this experiment with different colored pieces of cloth. Use a magnifying glass and observe its effect on the snow. Try putting a white piece of cloth over the aluminum foil. Try putting the aluminum foil on top of the black cloth.