Education Technology

Subnivean Comfort

Published on 05/05/2006

Activity Overview

Students measure and compare air temperatures inside and outside a snow shelter. If students choose to sleep in the shelter overnight they use the temperature measurements to confirm what they discover experientially- that snow is a great insulator!

Before the Activity

Read the Safety Guidelines and Building a Quinzhee article with students before beginning this activity.

During the Activity

Students measure and compare air temperatures inside and outside a snow shelter.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary