Catching Snowflakes

We’ve had more snow here this winter than I can remember having in my entire life of living in Indiana! We’ve almost had more snow than the Blizzard of ’78, a few more inches and we will beat it!

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Even though I’ve lived here for over 35 years, I still can’t like the snow.  At all. I don’t like driving in it even a little.  So thankful that my hubby is nice enough to drive me to school. 🙂

I decided to take advantage of one day last week to get outside for 10 minutes and have my kids catch some snowflakes.

We tied it into our Community Helpers unit by studying Weathermen/women and Meteorologists.  We read Snowflake Bentley and sorted different pictures of snowflakes to notice anything that was the same/different.  Then we went outside to catch some…

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The secret to catching them and watching them for a longer time is to put your black papers in the freezer for a couple of hours beforehand so they are nice and cold.IMG_1510They loved it!

When we came back inside, we compared what we saw outside with the photographs and then wrote about how they were the same/different in our Science Notebooks.

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on January 24, 2014, in Snowflakes, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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