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Lesson Plan: Snowflakes (Science: Grade K)

Subject:  Science

Grade: K

Lesson Objective: To learn about snowflakes

Common Core Standard:  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.1- With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.




  • What does a snowflake look like?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • All snowflakes have six sides.  If you have ever looked at snowflakes, you know that many snowflakes look different. 
  • Have you ever stood outside in the snow and held out your mitten or glove to catch a snowflake?  Many times, you can see each snowflake as it falls. 
  • Snowflakes are beautiful and very delicate.  If you touch them, they fall apart or melt. 
  • I am going to show you a few pictures of snowflakes.
  • You can see that each snowflake has six sides, but they all look different!
  • Did you notice how some of the snowflakes have arms that are longer and some that are shorter?  There are also some snowflakes with many pieces attached to each arm and some with only a few. 
  • Do you know how a snowflake is formed? Snowflakes are formed from water vapor, which are tiny drops of water in the air that we cannot even see.
  • Today, we are going to be reading about snowflakes.  We will then answer some questions about what we have read. 
  • Does anyone have any questions?



  • Who would like to share your answers?  (Allow the students to share)

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Written by Kimberly Greacen, Education World® Contributing Writer

Kimberly is an educator with extensive experience in curriculum writing and developing instructional materials to align with Common Core State Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy.

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