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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Snow Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Today’s collection of snow sites include both a scientific and artistic exploration of the subject. For example, if you’ve ever wondered how to preserve snowflakes on microscope slides, or how to make sparkle snow paint, you’ll find your answers (and more) in the following websites. Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
All About Snow
“Is it ever too cold to snow? How big can snowflakes get? Why is snow white?” Everything you ever wanted to know about snow (but didn’t know who to ask) is answered here by the National Snow and Ice Data Center, affiliated with the University of Colorado. This educational site also includes a Snow Glossary (from “ablation” to “vapor pressure”), a Snow Fact Sheet and a feature on the history of snow removal. The first known snow plow was pulled by horses through the “snow-clogged streets” of Milwaukee in 1862.
“This site is all about snow crystals and snowflakes — what they are, where they come from, and just how these remarkably complex and beautiful structures are created, quite literally, out of thin air.” Best place to start on this site created by Caltech Professor Kenneth G. Libbrecht is the Snowflake Primer, where you’ll learn the answer to questions such as “Is it really true that no two snow crystals are alike?” and “Why do snow crystals form in such complex symmetrical shapes?” Look for it under Snowflake Science in the Site Index near the bottom of the front page.
Jill Britton's Kids Snow Page
“A falling snowflake may take up to two hours to reach the ground, and even the heaviest snowflake falls at only one mile per hour.” Educator Jill Britton divides her elementary and middle-school snow site into seven sections including Snow Science, Snow Activities, Snow Art (cutting six-sided snowflakes), Snow Literature (such as the traditional fairy tale The Snow Queen), and Snow Food. And to make all easy to use offline, the entire site is also available as a PDF download.
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Snow Wikipedia Printable
Seasons of the Year Printable
Winter Weather Printable
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Quote of the Week
“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.” ~~ Robert Frost ~~ (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) American poet. There’s more at: https://www.lightafire.com/quotations/authors/robert-frost/.
Surfing the Calendar
Universal Human Rights Month December
Game of Bingo Created by Edwin S. Lowe Dec, 1929
Carter G. Woodson’s Birthday Dec 19, 1875
France Transfers Louisiana Territory to U.S. Dec 20, 1803
Sacagawea Dies Dec 20, 1812
U.S. Supreme Court Declares Segregated Bus Seating Illegal Dec 20, 1956
Anniversary of Establishment of Poet Laureate Dec 20, 1985
Anniversary of Pilgrim Landing Dec 21, 1620
Anniversary of First Crossword Puzzle Dec 21, 1913
Winter Solstice Dec 21, 2016
Winter Begins Dec 21, 2016
First Gorilla Born in Captivity Dec 22, 1956
Federal Reserve Act Establishes Federal Reserve Banks Dec 23, 1913
Stephenie Meyer’s Birthday Dec 24, 1973
Hanukkah Dec 24, 2016 – Jan 1, 2017
Battle of New Orleans Began Dec 24, 1814
Washington Crosses the Delaware Dec 25, 1776