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Winter~Snowflake Watching : Student - For Fun


You can actually identify types of snowflakes on a snowy day. A magnifying glass will help, but children, with the ability to focus up close, can even see snowflakes shapes with the naked eye.

Let snowflakes fall on black construction paper or even your sleeve.

See the ONLINE GUIDE to Snow Crystals. Here is the PDF you can print and take outside. Scroll down on the linked page to see real photographs of snowflake types.

To find out more about the science of snowflakes Go Here.

Watch snowflakes growing here. 

From Snow and Ice Activities

Information by 
Kenneth G. Libbrecht is the Professor of Physics at Caltech (California Institute of Technology) and Chairman of the Physics Department.

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