This page includes links to resources to complement my Geometry in the Snow math unit for kids. Find Geometry in the Snow and other nature-based units in my Shop!
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3.) Learn About Snowflakes – links for kids & families! (external links)
- The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration explains how snowflakes form!
- This article from the Oxford Scientist does a great job explaining the formation of branches within snowflakes, on a molecular level!
- Worldofmolecules.com has some great “3D” images showing the arrangement of water molecules in ice.
- Pictures of different snowflake shapes (common and uncommon) from SnowCrystals.com. Plus watch their video of snowflakes forming.
- An online snowflake guide from the California Institute of Technology.
4.) Additional free lesson plans and activity ideas from around the web (external links)
- The Smithsonian Institute offers a free lesson plan on the different shapes and types of snowflakes.
- Professor Tim Garrett of the University of Utah put together some guides for educational snowflake activities for 4th to 6th graders.
- Ohio State University’s “Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears” project has a webpage with info on snowflakes and some teaching ideas.
- Just for fun: how to make a 3D paper snowflake from WikiHow.
- Here’s a how to draw 3D shapes video from Art with Mrs. F on YouTube. And a slightly more advanced version with shading.
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