Saturday, February 28, 2009

Snowflake Bentley

I finished up a unit study this week about Snowflake Bentley with Abigail and Sara. It was so much fun! We mostly followed the lapbook study found here at HomeschoolShare. Abigail and Sara really enjoyed looking at snowflakes with the magnifying glass. We filled a large glass with snow, measured the amount of snow in inches and then they guessed how much water the snow would make once it melted. 5 inches of snow yielded only 1 1/2 inches of water! The girls made six-sided snowflakes by learning to fold squares of paper from

We enjoyed learning about Wilson Bentley and his love of snow crystals. We were amazed at the clarity his images held of each snow crystal. They are so beautiful!!

Enjoy this nice little video about Snowflake Bentley!

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