Sunday, December 20, 2009

Scientists explain mystery of the triangular snowflakes

Summary: Scientists in southern California Institute of Technology in Pasadena have been able to figure out one way triangle-shaped snowflakes are formed in nature. Their research has helped them learn about aerodynamics.

Classroom connections: Read the biography Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin.
Wilson A Bentley was the first to photograph snowflakes. Research the type of photography Bentley used and how photography has developed.

Research aerodynamics and its connection to snowflake formation. Create snowflakes and examine their symmetry.

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