Thursday, January 12, 2017

Snowflake Study

During exploration time one morning, several children were investigating how to fold and cut to make paper snowflakes.  We decided to extend the investigation, and read the story The Story of Snow.

We talked about rotational symmetry in snowflakes, and how they have six spines, reminding us of a hexagon.  We also learned that each snow crystal starts with a minute speck of dust, and that crystals stick to it as it travels, creating a snowflake.  So then it was time to make our own snowflakes!  Children used a variety of materials and ways to make a snowflake:

 

 

 


The children explored foil and paint this week to make snow scenes as well--they will hanging outside the classroom soon, so please stop by to see them!

                   

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