Tuesday, 20 March 2012

::Do All Mountains Wear Snowcaps?::

::Today's wonder for wonderopolis {http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/do-all-mountains-wear-snowcaps/} is on mountains and their snow caps.  It's cool.  You would probably think that the top of the mountain is hotter because it's closer to the sun.  Actually, its not.  It's colder than down below in some areas.  The top of the mountain is actually its coldest spot.  As you climb a mountain to a higher height, the atmosphere gets thinner and thinner.  This is because air pressure decrees.  It's cool.

1 comment:

  1. I guess air is like a big blanket that keeps things warm....Auntie barbara