First grade scientists learned that snow is a form of precipitation. Snowflakes have six sides, consist of ice crystals, and each one is unique. We collaborated in small groups to cut giant snowflakes from circles that were folded in sixths. This was a fun way to apply shape and fraction concepts.
“Snowflake Bentley” (1865-1931) was fascinated by snowflakes and in his quest to share their beauty discovered a way to photograph snowflakes in the early 1900s. Click here to see Snowflake Bentley’s photographs.
Make your own snowflake: Click here.
Snowflakes are beautiful, pure, and white,
And like God’s children,
No two are alike!