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Visit this site: http://www.snowcrystals.com/

Author:Kenneth G. Libbrecht
Description: "Your online guide to snowflakes, snow crystals, and other ice phenomena." Snow activities include instructions for using everday objects and dry ice to make your own snowflakes; for using glue to make plastic snowflake replicas ("snowflake fossils") and otherwise capture or preserve them; and for making ice spikes from distilled water. Also learn about frost, hoarfrost, surface hoar, frost flowers, rime, and the physics of snowflakes: crystal faceting, snowflake branching, electric growth, ice properties, myths and nonsense, and "No Two Alike?" Also available from http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/.

Levels: Late Elem. (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Fun for Kids, Tutorials
Math Topics: Patterns/Relationships, Symmetry/Tessellations, Physics

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