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