A picture is worth a thousand words. I can think of so many different authentic projects that this picture might inspire! Why would someone want to make snow? What would you do with man-made snow? How do you make snow? What do you need to make snow? What is the chemical composition of man-made snow and does this differ from “real” snow? How does man-made snow impact the environment? What did they do in Olympic games of the past if it didn’t snow and we didn’t know how to make snow…was this ever a problem? What sports are played in/on the snow? (Remember for real authentic teaching go with student interest – go with the snow flow!)
All of these questions and more can lead to an authentic project. And if a student builds a snow maker in the middle of your classroom or living room…send pictures!