Winter Weather: A Snowflake Story

Cartoon about how snowflakes are formed.  Snowflakes from colder areas with less water vapor are smaller and more conical than those from less cold areas and more water vapor, which are more crystalline

UCAR Center for Science Education/Lisa Gardiner

Snowflakes come in all shapes and sizes, depending on the temperature and the amount of water vapor in the air. Collect snowflakes as they fall on a sheet of dark paper and take a look at their shapes. Peruse the Snow Crystals online gallery to find beautiful magnified photographs of snowflakes. 

For more ideas about how to explore snow, visit the Winter Weather Teaching Box