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Where’s All the Snow Going?

Today Ari and I were playing outside, it was sunny and the snow was melting pretty quick. Ari said “where’s all the snow going?” I took the opportunity for a little water cycle 101. We got a little clump of snow, set it on the patio in the sun, then laid down to watch and see if we could tell where it was going. It started disappearing, or rather melting right before our eyes! We talked about how the snow was turning into water and from there would do one of two things.

  1. It would seep into the soil to give water to plants.
  2. It would be evaporated back into the sky, turn into a cloud and later come back down as more rain or snow.

The coolest part was that we could actually see water vapor rising up from the patio. It was a beautiful moment.

I found this cool graphic of the water cycle when I did an image search, I loved it even more when I found out it was part of an online story made by kids called Water the Never Ending Story. The whole book is really well done!

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  1. Becky

    Today Eva told me that the sun was hiding behind the big dark clouds that are going to bring the rain. How do kids get so smart?

    • I know. Most of the questions Ari asks I just look at him blankly for a minute and say “ya…let’s look that up.” It’s crazy.

  2. I love your website !! Yup Same here . . . lol when I was a child all I remember is asking so many questions . . . :D Childhood memories !

    sarahlovesblogging.blogspot.ca

  3. ☆Oh and since there was so much snow pouring in today we decided to follow your recipes with the Snow Cones ! I love your recipe :D It worked out pretty nicely , and the kids loves it . Thanks so much ! ☆
    ☆http://sarahlovesblogging.blogspot.ca I woudl rate this recipe 5 stars

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