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  • Saturday Quiz, or are you smarter than a Fifth Grader?

    Posted on March 25th, 2010 Pam 5 comments

    I know this has been posted before, but I only had two people reply, so here is a second chance for all of you who forgot to enter (one guess for each member of your family). You MUST guess by Saturday, Marchd 27th at 10:00 am. The winner gets three notecards that I made with pictures of flowers on them. They are very cool and professionaly printed. They are blank on the inside, so you can write a personal message.

    So I wondered how much moisture was in the old snow that was still on my garden and lawn. They talk about the snow pack in the mountains and how much water we will have next year to irrigate farms and to drink. I have heard that there wasn’t much moisture in snow. So I decided to test it myself. I put 2 cups of snow crystals (old snow from drifts in my yard) in a cup and waited for it to melt.

    So take part in my contest. How much water did I get? Winner receives 3 photo greeting cards.


    5 responses to “Saturday Quiz, or are you smarter than a Fifth Grader?” RSS icon

    • 3/4 of a cup

    • 4/5 of a cup 🙂

    • All things considered, the density of snow will vary based on the type of snow, how long it’s been sitting there (and been condensing), and the overall color and texture of the snow (e.g. pure white snow is less dense than snows with a more yellowish hue 😉 ). With those considerations in mind, I would estimate, in my absolutely uneducated opinion, that the snow pictured in the posts measured to be between 1/3 cup and 1/2 cup (perhaps 2/5 cup).

    • I say you get about 1 cup.

    • I am going to say just a TINY bit less than a cup. A TEENY TINY bit.

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