Friday, January 20, 2012

Brrrrrrrrr..... Explorations in the Cold!

It is midnight, and the temperature is negative 2 Fahrenheit.

Most people are snuggled inside, many are sleeping.
If you haven't figured it out yet, we aren't most people.
Where are we?
The world around us is covered in snow, but we thought we would try to make some more.  Allan read or saw this idea a while back and we were waiting for just the right moment to give it a go... and well... tonight was the night!
I apologize for my lack of ability when it comes to good night time videos! I hope you can still see how this works. You need to use extremely hot, boiling water. We brought a pitcher of it outside and poured a small amount into a glass. Then we sent the water flying high into the air... and POOF! It freezes and turns to snow in seconds!

Now, I'm not a fan of extremely cold temperatures... but part of me CANNOT wait until we have temperatures this low during the day so that we can try this activity when the children are here!

Another fun activity for freezing cold temperatures is blowing bubbles! Did you know that they freeze? Unfortunately, none of the photos of the bubbles in the dark turned out. I'll post a few when I capture a good one!


Deborah said...

I LOVE IT! I will try this on our next freezing cold day!!

Amy A @ Child Central Station said...

We had so much fun with it! I'm sure that we will have a cold day around here soon enough with the little ones. I'm just not sure how well the daytime photos will turn out with so much snow around here already! The bubbles are loads of fun too. They kind of shatter like glass when you touch them after they have frozen! I hope you have as much fun with this as we did!

Diana said...

When I've done the frozen water with my students they've been awed by it! Great way to make the most out of those bitterly cold days!

Unknown said...

this is VERY cool! (literally!)

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