In this outdoor, winter activity, learners find living green plants under the snow and determine the light and temperature conditions around the plants. Then, they find out how the snow layer affects the temperature around plants under the snow. An extension of this activity is to bury half of a supply of juicy fruit samples in snow, and leave the other half on the surface. When the surface fruit samples are partially frozen, learners can compare the number of frozen sections in the under-snow samples vs. the above-snow samples.
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