The purpose of my experiment was twofold.
I got a clear glass and took it outside. We scooped snow into it. I explained to the class that this glass is like Peter's pocket. We would take it indoors and check on it later.
We put it aside, and resumed our learning. After activity centre time was over, we checked on our "pocket" of snow.
No surprises here.
Like every good Canadian child, my students are well-versed in the snow-melting phenomena.
My students eat snow. They lick it, suck on their mittens, toss handfuls of snow into the air and catch it in their mouths.
So I decided to show them what their pure white yummy snow is really made out of.
I passed around the cup, and had the children peek inside.
"Who wants to drink this glass of water?" I asked.
Surprisingly, no one did.
"This is what goes into your stomach when you eat snow."
"I don't eat snow."
"I don't either."
"I never eat snow. But my brother does."