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Most children are naturally interested in snowfall and snowflakes; they are a favorite subject of art activities in schools in the winter months. This book will captivate readers. It does an excellent job of integrating the science behind snowflake formation and the beautiful natural art that is the end result.
Written by a physicist who studies snowflake form, the text is very informative and covers many science concepts related to the subject (such as light and color, the water cycle, crystal formation, and molecular structure). The accompanying photographs are exquisite, and the diagrams clarify the scientific content in an effective manner.
There are a few suggested activities in the text that a classroom teacher could easily do with students, such as making paper snowflakes and observing snowflakes under a microscope. This is a great resource for integrated lessons at the elementary and middle school level.
Extraordinary photographs of individual snowflakes are the true highlight of this informational book. With crisp detail and lit up with colored light, the crystals are mesmerizing in their clarity and brilliance. Libbrecht uses a first-person narration to describe the microphotography process that he uses to create the images and then goes on to outline the life cycle of a snowflake…A solid addition to any science collection, this book will draw in young enthusiasts, and the beautiful photographs will engage casual browsers.
Great picture book with beautiful snowflakes, each so unique yet all with a hexagon formation.
I purchased this book as a gift for my eight-year old grandson and he (and his sisters) will love learning from it.
The information contained in the is book is great for use with students at my elementary school.
Perfect book to teach so many fascinating facts about snowflakes! Absolutely glorious pictures, well written and easy to reference. This is a must have for any classroom! Read morePublished 3 days ago by B. KLUEPFEL
I am a geeky scientist, so I LOVED this book. Beautiful photographs with a really nice description of the science behind them.Published 10 days ago by S GREASLEY
Who doesn't love snowflakes? And, this is a wonderful little book that gives simple explanations about how snowflakes are formed. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Melissa J. Covaleski
This is a wonderful book, beautiful and wondrous information about a lovely part of nature we don't know. This would be a marvelous seasonal gite.Published 28 days ago by Beverlee Couillard
This was a great little book, quick read but fascinating pictures. Neat science lesson for kids regarding crystals. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stay at home Mom
Beautiful photos! Clear easy to understand text. Children are fascinated with it!Published 1 month ago by ERS
Even though I did not realize this is more of a children's book, I rate it highly. The photographs are unbelievable and I plan to use the book as a reference in my art efforts.Published 1 month ago by D. Jansen
This is a great book for kids (and even adults) who want a look at the hidden world of snow flakes and all the different kinds. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Larry Kyrala