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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.
Awesome, up-close look at actual snowflakes! I love this book!!Published 1 month ago by Jana D. Dennie
Have given this book to family friends for years as a small Christmas extra. Love this book!Published 1 month ago by SweetP
This book is magical. Anytime someone picks it up everything else seems to just stop. They are instantly mesmerized by the beautiful photographs. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Okie Jokie
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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago by Melissa J. Covaleski