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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.
Was happy to find this book grandson was asking many questions before I found this bookPublished 3 months ago by Meemee
I oredered this book for my grandchildren, they love it. Especially the cutting diagram in the book. Grown ups are intrigued by it too.Published 7 months ago by Inquisitive mother
I purchased this book because of the incredibly professionally done photos of real snowflakes. Kenneth Libbrecht is an internationally known snowflake photographer, and this book... Read morePublished 8 months ago by I'd rather be at the Beach
This is a book for all ages, and wonderful to share aloud, savoring the amazing photography and geometry while absorbing the elegantly "simple" scientific explanations.Published 9 months ago by Mary
Excellent book...should not miss! Great pictures and wonderful details/facts! Loved it! I learned so much, and so will your child/student. Great book for a report!Published 11 months ago by My2lovies
I bought this book for my partner's son. He's 8. He loved it. Having a little experience in photography, I think I may have enjoyed it more than he did. Really amazing stuff!Published 14 months ago by Jesse Guardiani
I am an elementary school teacher in South Texas where it rarely snows. Every winter I read the biography Snowflake Bentley to my fifth grade students. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Patty Hunter
I bought this a companion to some fiction pieces on snow, just so my students could examine multiple sources and styles. I ended up loving it for itself. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Cedena McAvoy