Snow Activities


Make your own avalanche!
Make your own avalanche!

Ever wondered how an avalanche works? Try this winter activity on for size. Simulated disasters help you understand the real thing.


What You'll Need:

Cardboard box (cut in half, corner to corner)


Cold water


On a cold day, cut a cardboard box in half, corner to corner, creating a cardboard peak that will sit flat on the ground.

Wet the box and let it freeze, peak to the sky. Once it's frozen, wet it again to create a second, smoother layer of ice. Now let snow blanket the icy peak.

Will the snow slide off that steep sheet of ice? A soft bump will help you find out -- and simulate a real avalanche.

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