- Celsius Thermometer- check weekly for accuracy
by placing in an icewater bath (50% ice, 50% water).
Leave it in long enough for the thermometer to stabilize.
It should read within
(+ or -) 1° Celsius. If it is not accurate, use
another one. If the thermometer shows both Celsius and
Fahrenheit scale, cover up the Fahrenheit numbers to
avoid confusion. Note: some extension activities require
more than one thermometer.
- Snow Depth Pole- a heavy meter stick works
well. Meter sticks are easy to break as the snow crust
hardens. To create a firm measuring tool, attach the
meter stick to a 1"x 2" piece of lumber.If the meter
stick shows US units, cover them up to avoid
- Snow Board- plywood
board approximately 40 cm x 40 cm and at least 1 cm
thick. Paint the snowboard white. Attach a thin flag to
the board to make it easier to find after a snowfall.
- New Snowfall Water Content
- Coffee can (a 2 pound coffee can works well)
- Graduated cylinder
- Metric ruler
- Snow Core Cookie Cutter
- 3 foot section of 6 inch stove pipe
- 12"x12" aluminum flashing material (or something
similar to slide under coffee can and stove pipe to
pick up the enclosed snow)
- clean pail to hold the melt water