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Snowflakes!

By Isaac F.
December 2, 2020

What do you know about snow? If you’re curious and you want to learn more, then you’ve come to the right place. I dug through the internet looking for some great snow science sites for kids, and here’s the best of what I found!

Super Snow Facts and Information

Science News for Students: The Making of a Snowflake

Did you know that a single snowflake could have as many as one quintillion (or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000) water molecules? I didn’t either, until I read this incredible explainer. Do you know why snowflakes have six sides? You will after you read this!

Snow Crystals

If you like looking at photographs of snowflakes so much that you want to just keep seeing more and more and more, then this is the site for you! Put together by Kenneth G. Libbrecht, a physics professor from Caltech, these images are just amazing. Be sure to check out the videos of snowflakes as they form – you won’t believe it!

CBC Kids: Getting Up Close with Snowflakes

This short article will get you started on understanding snowflakes, teaching you about how they form and how they come in so many different shapes.

Snoflake Bentley from Scholastic Bookflix
Snowflake Bentley on Bookflix

Read along to the classic picture book biography of pioneering snowflake photographer Wilson Bentley. This is available through the Scholastic Bookflix service that you can access using your library card number and pin. Once you follow this link to the Bookflix login page and enter your numbers, just search “Snowflake Bentley” and you’ll be sure to find it!

Watch, Listen, and Learn

SciShow Kids: Where Do Snowflakes Come from?

Water cycle, crystal growth, molecular bonds – this short video gets into the science behind snowflakes.

It’s Okay to be Smart: The Science of Snowflakes

So what do you think, is every snowflake unique? Watch this video to see what science has to say about it.

Nasa: Our World: Snowflakes

NASA’s “Precipitation Education” unit looks at how snow forms in the atmosphere in this short, fun video.

Brains On! Podcast: Why are no two snowflakes the same?

Rather listen and learn? Here you go! The Brains On podcast will fill your mind with snowflake knowledge.

Craft Break!

Ready for a craft break? Let’s make cut-paper snowflakes! No two are exactly alike… right?

Want more craft videos? See the entire collection here.

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