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Developing Math and Science Lessons through Literature

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Snowflake Bentley

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrated by Mary Azarian

Links

NOAA Photo Library – A great site for Bentley’s snowflake photographs

CalTech Snow Crystal Laboratory – The best site out there for information about snow crystals and their formation..

The National Snow and Ice Data Center – A great website about the cryosphere, with sections of questions and answers about snow, fun facts about snow and a glossary of terms relating to snow.

Official Snowflake Bentley website – Information about Bentley’s life, his hometown and his photographs.

Nancy Polette – A literature guide to Snowflake Bentley with questions and activities relating to the book.

Ice and Snow – Follow a scientist’s expeditions in Antarctica, while learning about ice and snow.

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District – A 5th grade sample lesson plan that utilizes a snow crystal investigation kit.

Bob Mead's Zome ice crystals (opens in a new window)

Files to view or download

Let it Snow, an investigative unit on snow crystals by Kelly Sortino, Quest Fellow 2002 (Word .doc)

Fold a hexagon (Mead) (opens in a new window)

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