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Snowflakes

1. 1. SNOWFLAKES Room 301
2. 2. What is a Snowflake? A snowflake is made up of 1 Ice Crystal. All snowflakes have 6 sides, the shape is called a hexagonal prism. Snowflakes are 3 dimensional shapes.
3. 3. Snowflakes and Temperature Snowflakes form different shapes based on the temperature and how much moisture is in the air.
4. 4. Snowflakes and Temperature When the temperature is 32 degrees Fahrenheit (°F), 2 shapes form called Dendrites and Plates.
5. 5. Dendrites A Dendrite Snowflake is an ice crystal that forms in a tree- like multi branch form. It is what we most think of when we hear the word snowflake.
6. 6. Plates A Plate Snowflake is an ice crystal that forms a hexagonal shape in 6 equal pieces, much like a pie. These snowflakes are symmetrical.
7. 7. Snowflakes and Temperature When the temperature is about 20 degrees Fahrenheit (°F), 3 shapes form. These are Needles, Hollow Columns, and Solid Prisms.
8. 8. Hollow Prisms A Hollow Prism Snowflake is an ice crystal that forms like a tube with 2 cones inside it. These are so small that you can only see them under a microscope.
9. 9. Simple Prisms A simple prism snowflake is a snowflake that forms as tiny prism or thin plate. These are rarely smooth, but have dents in them.
10. 10. Needles A Needle Snowflake is an ice crystal that forms into a very thin line. These resemble tiny hairs on your sleeve. These snowflakes form when the temperature drops to 23 °F.
11. 11. Snowflakes and Temperature When the temperature drops to about 15 degrees Fahrenheit (°F), the snowflakes begin to form into what 2 kinds of snowflakes again?
12. 12. Snowflakes and Temperature When the temperature drops below -5 degrees Fahrenheit (°F), snowflakes form into what what 2 kinds of snowflakes again?
13. 13. Snowflakes What is this type of snowflake called?
14. 14. Snowflakes What is this type of snowflake called?
15. 15. Snowflakes What is this type of snowflake called?
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