Is there more to snow than meets the eye? What is the difference between a snow crystal and a snowflake? Dive into this earth science unit to discover these answers and many more. Learn how a snowflake begins with water vapor and cools until it forms a delicate snow crystal. Take a closer look at some of the shapes of snow crystals including stellar plate, sectored plate, simple star, branched star, stellar dendrite, triangular crystal, column, needle, and needle cluster. Students can personalize this book by coloring the illustrations and tracing the key words in the space provided. Incorporate some fun and handwriting practice into science. A review activity sheet with answer key is also included. Available in print or cursive handwriting versions. 11 pages total.
All measurements are given in both English and metric. This title does not discuss origins or the age of the earth. If you would like to explore the topics in this book from a Creation science worldview, free downloadable discussion helps are available.
You might also enjoy the Learning About Science Collection Level 3, which includes 7 additional books (but does not include A Closer Look at the Science of Snowflakes). Ages 8-10.