Grow your own Snow Crystal
Every snow crystal has a six-sided (hexagonal) shape,
The crystal shape of a snowflake depends on several parameters, including temperature. In this applet, you can explore how snowflake crystal shapes depend on temperature -- click repeatedly in one of the temperature zones (between the lines). Then move your cursor to a different temperature zone and click some more. You may combine up to 3 different shapes before resetting (by clicking below the cloud). Download GradeK-3 worksheet. (PDF)
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