Grades 6 -
Climatology/Meteorology • Hydrology
Demo • Activity • Lesson Plan
By the end of this activity, students will be able to:
Observatory: Sierra CZO
Author(s): Southern Sierra CZO
Snow water equivalent (SWE) is the depth of liquid water in a known volume of snow if it were to be melted. In this activity designed for 6th-12th graders, students will use measurement tools and mathematics to determine the volume of water contained in snow of a certain density. Students will be able to define terms such as SWE, density, and volume, use measurement tools to find the density of snow, and understand the need and importance of monitoring snowpack.