It’s been a snowy February, and that’s got lots of kids outdoors building forts and snowmen. But what’s in that stuff, and how does it work? During school vacation week, the Montshire Museum, in Norwich, invited some young scientists to experiment with winter’s chemistry set.
Just outside the back door of the museum, there’s a small snowdrift. It’s also an archeology dig for construction materials. Montshire science educator Mike Fenzel gives three students, aged 8, 9 and 10, small hand saws, as he excavates layers of snow, then ice.