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Crystal Mysteries: The Secret Lives of Snowflakes (Grades 5-8)

Upcoming June 1, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
DESCRIPTION: The shapes of a snowflakes can tell us a lot about how much we can expect the planet to warm or how much snow we can expect from an approaching snowstorm. Through a presentation and hands-on demonstration*, students will learn how ice particles are born in “cold” clouds, how they grow, and how they eventually fall out of clouds as snow. We will also discuss how these tiny, complicated snowflake shapes are tied to larger global climate and weather patterns.

*This event is free but registration is required. please click the “event website” link under the "RELATED" heading.

*To follow along at home, here’s what you’ll need:

4 sheets of paper, including this one

Scissors

Tape

Elmer’s glue (optional)

Small styrofoam balls (approximately 1 cm in diameter, optional)

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