What better way to educate and get the attention of your students than with a GIANT snowflake?! In this video Cassie walks through all the steps required to build a giant snowflake AND goes over the SCIENCE of how snowflakes form in the air!
Snowflakes form when an extremely cold water droplet freezes onto a pollen or dust particle in the sky, creating an ice crystal. As it falls, water vapor freezes onto the crystal and creates new crystals. The shape is determined by the temperature of the air and the atmospheric path at which it falls. No two snowflakes will follow the same path down to earth, thus, no two snowflakes are alike!