See snow!

See snow!

What does snow look like?

Did you know that snowflakes are crystals? Snow crystals come in all different shapes and sizes. Have a look at this one:

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Snowflake under a microscope

You can see snow crystals too. Here's how.

What you need:

  • Black paper or card
  • Magnifying glass
  • Fridge
  • Scarf and gloves

How to:

  1. Put the black paper or card in the fridge to keep it cool. Snowflakes can melt very quickly!
  2. When it starts to snow, put on your scarf and gloves. It's cold outside!
  3. Go outside and hold up the black paper or card. Catch a few snowflakes and have a look at them under a magnifying glass. Cover your mouth and nose with your scarf to make sure that you don't melt the snowflakes with your warm breath.

What do the snowflakes look like? You can make your own snowflake to put on a window. Try making it look like the snowflakes you see outside! This video shows you how:

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