A snowflake is a tiny little ice crystal that falls from the sky. It’s like a tiny ice star that can be different shapes and sizes. Each snowflake is unique, just like each person’s fingerprints are unique. When snowflakes fall from the sky, they can join together to make snow. You can catch snowflakes on your tongue or in your hand, but be careful because they will melt quickly. If you’re lucky, you might see a snowflake that looks like a star or a flower. They are beautiful and special.
- Snowflakes form when water droplets in the sky freeze into ice crystals.
- The shape of a snowflake depends on the temperature and humidity in the air.
- Snowflakes can have six sides, like a snowflake you might draw, but they can also have other shapes like plates, needles, or columns.
- Snowflakes grow as they fall through the sky, adding more ice crystals to the snowflake.
- Some snowflakes can be very small, while others can be as big as your hand.
- You can make a craft project with paper and scissors to make your own snowflake ornaments.
- Scientists use microscopes to study snowflakes and learn more about how they form.
- If you ever get a chance to see a real snowflake up close, it’s pretty cool to see all the details of the ice crystal.
It’s a great way to make learning fun and interactive. You can also invite them to make a snowflake with paper and scissors, or go outside and catch some snowflakes to observe them closely.