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Growing Your Own Snow Crystals
Grow snow crystals in your classroom with a few materials and a two-liter bottle!
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In Growing Your Own Snow Crystals, Caltech's Kenneth G. Libbrecht explains how teachers and even students can grow snow crystals in the classroom with a few materials and a two-liter bottle. All instructions for an excellent science experiment are included. (This activity can be used as a demonstration in lower grades.)
Students should be closely monitored during this experiment and may be asked to submit written notes from their work for evaluation.
Lesson Plan Source
Kenneth G. Libbrecht, Caltech
GRADES 5 - 8
NS.5-8.1 Science as Inquiry
NS.5-8.4 Earth and Space Science
GRADES 9 - 12
NS.9-12.1 Science as Inquiry
NS.9-12.4 Earth and Space Science Perspectives
NS.9-12.7 History and Nature of Science
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