Hooked on Science - Snow Ice Cream


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We’ve all heard the old saying, “Don’t eat the first snow.” So, is it true? Is the first snow really contaminated?  Snow is created when moisture in the air freezes around a dust particle.  Snowflakes can stay in the air for hours before falling.  During this time the snowflake can collect pollutants present in the air.  The amount of pollution in snow is generally related to the amount of pollution emitted into the air.  So, if you live in area that is far away from factories and cities that would emit pollution, you are safe to eat snow, whether it is the first or the last snow.  With that in mind, using a few ingredients from around the house, our “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey says, you can make a snow treat that might get the family “Hooked on Science.”

Experiment GuideSnow Ice Cream

PLEASE follow these safety precautions when doing any science experiment.
ALWAYS have an adult present.
ALWAYS wear the correct safety gear while doing any experiment.
NEVER eat or drink anything when performing any experiment.
REMEMBER experiments may require marbles, small balls, balloons, and other small parts. Those objects could become a CHOKING HAZARD. Adults are to perform those experiments using these objects. Any child can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Keep uninflated or broken balloons away from children.

Each Hooked on Science experiment is safe to perform with an adult present. If not performed correctly the experiment could be dangerous. Jason Lindsey, Hooked on Science, and ALL Hooked on Science affiliates expressly disclaims all liability for any occurrence, including, but not limited to, damage, injury or death, which might arise as consequences of the use of any experiment(s) online or on air. The guardian of the child and the performer of the experiment assume all the liability and will use these science experiments at their own risk!