Aren’t the images above amazing?! A friend of ours is a radiologist by day and photographer of amazing things by night. He captured these snowflake images in our recent snowfalls and was nice enough to let me share them with you.
We’ve had fun studying snowflakes this week. We’ve learned a bit about the science of snowflakes and learned how to create our own crystal snowflakes in The Lab Report and in the Snowflake Craft post. Today, I wanted to share some snowflake study resources we used in our study and some others that would be great in your snowflake study.
- Snowflake Bently - Great kids book about Wilson “Snowflake” Bently, a pioneer in the study of snowflakes. We read this every winter.
- Snow Crystals - An amazing collection of actual snowflake photographs by Wilson Bently.
- The Secret Life of a Snowflake - Dr. Kenneth Libbrecht is a professor of physics at Cal Tech studies snowflakes. He wrote this book to share fascinating snowflake facts, photos and projects with elementary age students.
- www.snowcrystals.com – This website is the mother lode of snowflake science information. It is the site of Cal Tech researcher Dr. Kenneth Libbrecht.
- The National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado Boulder has a great website full of all you ever wanted to know about snow and ice.