I never knew so much about snow until today! In this lesson, we learned about snow: what makes it snow, Snowflake Bentley’s story and other stories relating to snow.
I love, love, LOVE the story of Wilson A. Bentley and his amazing discovery about snowflakes. I borrowed “Snowflake Bentley” by Jacqueline Briggs Martin in Mandarin. Reading about Bentley’s passion and determination to capture snowflakes simply astounds me. Thanks to Bentley, we’ve learned much more about snowflakes, and admire its beauty.
Here’s a short documentary of “The Snowflake Man” you could share with older children.
Facts about snow
- No two snowflakes are alike.
- Snow is actually translucent, not white. It looks white because of the way the light reflects off ice crystals.
- Every winter at least one septillion (that is 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) snow crystals fall from the sky!
More facts can be found at Michigan Science Center.
Try these snow-related activities with your little one:
- Making paper snowflakes
- Making sock snowman
- Reading other snow-related stories like “Angus Lost” and “The Snowy Day” (with accompanying activities).
It’ll probably never snow in Singapore but we’ve certainly enjoyed reading all about them! I hope you will too. 🙂