SnowSchool features a unique and comprehensive curriculum designed for elementary, middle and high school students. Our activity guides are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards. This is an important element of the program as SnowSchool is intended contribute to K-12 students’ overall learning and academic achievement. For information on how to become a SnowSchool site or to receive a full copy of one of our curriculum guides please email email@example.com
Our newest resources include exciting hands-on snow science activities and curriculum guides we created by collaborating with and incorporating the methods of cutting edge snow science researchers. Below you will find explanatory videos for each topic. For some of the longer videos you will need your SnowSchool password. Again, there is no cost to be a SnowSchool site and if you are interested in becoming a SnowSchool site please contact Kerry McClay: firstname.lastname@example.org
Snowpack Dust Experiment
Dust bust! Scientist are suggesting that blowing dust may be a more significant driver of accelerated snowpack melt in the Western US than rising temperatures. Here’s a short video on how we developed this SnowSchool activity by collaborating the Long-Term Ecological Research Site at the University of Colorado. For more details on the project check out the blog post. And to receive a write up of the experiment/activity and full curriculum guide please email email@example.com
Recorded during our live webinar series this video explains the relevance of Snow Water Equivalent and how to explore it with students at SnowSchool. The density sampling methods presented in the video were developed in collaboration with NASA’s International Snow Working Group. Forgot your password? Want a write up of the activities presented in the video? Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Recorded during our live webinar series this video explains how use the unique Snowpack Prediction Contest in your local Snowschool program for both elementary and middle/high school students! Using live and historical NRCS SNOTEL data we based this fun science challenge on the practices and methods of NRCS snow hydrologists. Want SnowSchool to create a Snowpack Prediction Contest for students in your area/watershed? Just email email@example.com Click here to see the list of current contests.