2018 Snowball Day
Did you remember to save a snowball this past winter? Go and check your freezer now! If you have one, you can bring it to Carnegie Science Center on Thursday, June 21st, (1st day of Summer), and name your own admission price! How cool is that?
You’ll get to launch your snowball into the river from a really amazing Snowball Launch Site from 10 am – 3 pm.
See you there! Don’t worry, you won’t need to wear a winter coat!
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Here’s some fun facts about snow. How many of these did you already know?
- Snow forms from tiny crystals in clouds. Snow is not frozen rain; that’s called sleet.
- Most snowflakes melt before reaching the ground.
- No two snowflakes are identical.
- Each snowflake is made up of two to 200 separate crystals, on average.
- Although it appears white, snow actually is transparent. Snow crystals act as prisms and break up the Sun’s light into the entire color spectrum. The human eye can’t handle that kind of sensory overload, so it is processed as white. If a region’s soil contains more iron, giving it a reddish tinge, snow may appear pink—wind will blow dirt and dust into the atmosphere and clouds, where the snow crystals form initially.