Snowflake Activities and Resources

Snowflake Activities by Fran W

SNOWFLAKE SCIENCE


How a snowflake forms, why it forms the way it does, photos of snowflakes, snowflake physics, experiments, read an article about snow crystals, and watch a video about snowflakes.

SNOWFLAKE MATH

Snowflake math naturally includes geometry, symmetry, patterns, angles, basic shapes, and fractals. Learn more about snowflake symmetry and fractals and make some snowflakes of your own.

SNOWFLAKE LANGUAGE, SOCIAL STUDIES, HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY SKILLS

Language: Printable word searches, word puzzles, stories and other things to read about snowflakes. SS/H/Geo: Learn about 'Snowflake' Bentley, find out what snowflakes symbolize and what frost flowers are, and do some other snowflake related activities.

Snowflake Language, Social Studies, History and Geography Skills

SNOWFLAKE LANGUAGE SKILLS

Activity Village: Snowflake Word Search

The Holiday Zone: Printable word search puzzle with words that begin with 'snow'. There is a crossword puzzle on the same site with snow related clues.

Purple Kitty Yarns: Printable cross-word puzzle shaped like a snowflake.

Classroom Jr.: Printable Snowstorm Mad-lib

Words within Words: Word suggestions to play with: Snowflake, Snow Crystal, Snow Day, Snow Storm, Winter Wonderland

Snowflake Math


Snowflake math naturally includes geometry, symmetry, patterns, angles, basic shapes, and fractals.


SYMMETRY

Scientific America: Why are snowflakes symmetrical? - This is where science and math come together! Read about the science behind the symmetry of snowflakes. 
Symmetry of Snowflakes offers another explanation of how a snowflake is formed.

Bridges in Mathematics: Snowflake Symmetry - This site offers a video link that helps make learning about symmetry more interesting with Lego bricks, and information about different types of symmetry: rotational symmetry and reflection symmetry. Plus it offers a few links for learning more about symmetry online and how to make snowflakes from paper.


FRACTALS

Mudd Math Fun Fact: Koch Snowflake - Features the, 'Koch Snowflake' and offers a way to learn about fractals. This pdf can be used to better understand the Koch Snowflake, while this Koch Snowflake game offers players a chance to use triangles to make a geometric shape. 

Here is another fractal that is not the Koch Snowflake. 


PAPER SNOWFLAKES

Paper Snowflakes - This site is filled with a wide variety of paper snowflake activities for the beginner and for anyone looking to challenge their paper snowflake making skills. Classic snowflakes, animal snowflakes, 3-D snowflakes and much more can be found on this site.

Related posts on Fran's World of Discovery:

Snowflake Science - How snowflakes form, why they form the way they do, and science experiment suggestions. 

Snowflake Language, Social Studies, History and Geography Skills - Snowflake stories, word puzzles, interesting phenomenon, symbolic meaning of and other activities.
Snowflake Resources and Activities - All the links to the resources can be found here, plus snowflake snack ideas, printables, and videos.

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Snowflake Science

Borax Snowflake by Fran W
Snow Crystals: - This site has a lot of information about snowflakes and snow crystals including how they are formed, photos, physics and other interesting information. Read an interview about "Snowflake Science" with Kenneth Libbrecht, the creator of site, 'Snow Crystals', on RadioLab.

Home Science Tools: Snowflake Activities - This site has three science based activities to do: 1 - Collect snowflakes 2 - Make Borax snowflakes and 3 - Preserve snowflakes.

January


Here are some of the activities and topics that can be found on Fran's World of Discovery based on famous people born this month, seasonal activities, featured foods and fun learning activities...


Foods

Apple Research Project - Apples are still in season! There are a lot of interesting things you can do with apples such as make a cup of delicious apple cider, do a few apple experiments, and make a puzzle out of one. 

Bean Resources - One of the foods featured this month is beans. You will find resources for various bean experiments, crafts and information. NEW

Bird Eggs - Information about bird eggs, experiments to do, and recipes.

Homemade Hot Cocoa - This post gives you a recipe for homemade hot cocoa and has suggestions for some yummy ways to turn an ordinary cup of cocoa into something extra special.

Orange Resources - General and nutritional information about oranges, diseases, educational resources, things that can be done with an orange peel, and videos.

Popcorn Project - Popcorn Day is January 20th, enjoy doing some volume activities before you add your favorite toppings!



Famous People's Birthdays

Benjamin Franklin's Armonica - Born January 17, 1706. Benjamin Franklin is perhaps one of the most interesting people in the history of the United States. Learn about one of his inventions, the glass armonica, and about the man himself.

Edgar Allan Poe Research Project - Born January 19, 1809. Poe is one of the most famous writers who accomplished a great deal in his short life. Find out who he was, what he did and read some of his greatest works.



Suggested Activities

Words within Words - Build language skills by playing with words! Suggested words for the month of January: Wintertime, Snowy Day, Jack Frost, Benjamin Franklin or choose a word or phrase of your own.

Homemade Tic-Tac-Toe Game - Build math and strategy skills by making and playing a game of tic-tac-toe from recycled items.

Pom-Pom Shooter - Make physics and math more fun by making a pom-pom shooter! Learn how much pressure it takes to shoot a pom-pom across the room, then measure the distance of each shot.

Bird Watching Activities - Interested in attracting birds to your backyard? This article has tips you may find inspiring! Bird-related resources such as pictures, online guides, suet recipes, bird feeder instructions, and puzzles can be found on this page as well.

Snow Related Activities


Snowflake Resources - Resources and activity suggestions that cross the curriculum. Includes resources for Snowflake Bentley.

Snowshoe Hare (Rabbit) - Resource page includes: Information about snowshoe hare, how to draw them, and videos. NEW

Snowman Activities - If you are looking for snowman related ideas for treats, crafts, information or resources, check this link out. NEW

Seasonal Origami Activities (off site)





Want more activities related to the month of January?

Still Learning Something New offers lots of great topic suggestions that relate to famous birthdays, food themes, awareness themes, and other miscellaneous topics. There is also a day by day list of events, special days and more for the month of January.

Homefires Janurary Learning Calendar with DVD connections to historical and important events for the month of January 

Universal Preschool January Learning Calendar has activity suggestions that young children can enjoy during the month of January.


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