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.
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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 to learn more about snowflakes and some others that would be great in your snowflake study.
- Snowflake Bentley– Great kids book about Wilson “Snowflake” Bentely, a pioneer in the study of snowflakes. We read this every winter.
- Snow Crystals – An amazing collection of actual snowflake photographs by Wilson Bentley.
- The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes – 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.