Snowman Experiment

Our Centre for Life snowman investigation
 
We investigated how the weather might affect how a snowman melts.
 
We built snowmen using crushed ice and placed them in different 'weather conditions'.
 
We replicated a sunny day using a heat lamp, a windy day using a fan, a cold day by using an ice tray and we had a 'control' (a 'normal' day).
 
We predicted that the snowmen under the heat lamp would melt quickest (the sunny day).
 
We left them for a while then returned.  We dispensed the water into measuring cylinders to see which had melted the most.  We were surprised to see that the snowmen in the 'wind' had melted the most.
 
Here are some pictures of our experiment...