SNOWFLAKE RESEARCH

DIRECTIONS – PLEASE READ!!
A. Write down each search phrase you use for each question. B. Record the answer to the question. C. Paste the URL of the sites where the answers are found. Try different search engines! Bing, Dogpile, Yahoo, AltaVista, Metacrawler, GoCom

1. What is the name of the self-educated farmer who studied snowflakes? SEARCH TERMS/PHRASES USED ANSWER URL OF SITE WITH ANSWER TO GET THE ANSWER – the less words, the better! 1. farmer who studied snowflakes Wilson http://snowflakebentley.com/WBsfman.htm 2. Bentley 3. 4. 5. 2. These are two things that make one snowflake different than another: SEARCH TERMS/PHRASES USED TO GET ANSWER URL OF SITE WITH THE ANSWER – the less words, the better! ANSWER 1. What are two things that make one real snowflake 1. different from another? 2. Why are snowflakes different? 2. The weather http://tinyurl.com/ybw6eeg 3. and the 4. changing from 5. water to ice. 3. Larger, complex snowflakes are all different. Why are no two exactly like the Other? SEARCH TERMS/PHRASES ANSWER URL OF SITE WITH ANSWER USED TO GET THE ANSWER – the less words, the better! No two 1. Why are no two snowflakes http://www.sixwise.com/newsletters/06/11/15/aresnowflakes are really alike? no-two-snowflakes-really-alike-and-otherthe same

2. 3. 4. 5.

because when they are formed in the clouds they form differently.

amazing-snowflake-facts--amp-pictures.htm http://tinyurl.com/4jaxts6

4. What type of snowflakes CAN look like SEARCH TERMS/PHRASES USED TO ANSWER GET THE ANSWER – the less words, the better! 1. types of snowflakes that look alike Well there are 2. seven 3. categories of 4. snowflakes 5. there is some that are the same because there is forty one different types of snowflakes.

one another? URL OF SITE WITH ANSWER http://www.helium.com/items/1691879an-overview-on-the-types-ofsnowflakes. http://tinyurl.com/47ro6q2

5. The Guinness Book of World Records recorded the largest snowflake. Where did It fall and how wide and thick was it? SEARCH ANSWER URL OF SITE WITH ANSWER TERMS/PHRASES USED TO GET THE ANSWER – the less words, the better! Feb 24, 2007 1. Where did the http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070224065351AAQT77g ... World's largest snowflake in largest http://tinyurl.com/5vhdeks the world fall and snowflake. The largest how thick was it? snowflake 2. ever measured 3. fell in Montana on 4. 28 January 5. 1887. It was
recorded as thirty-eight centimeters ... It was like 18 inches across and 4 inches thick.

6. What is "snirt" and what does that have to do with snow? SEARCH TERMS/PHRASES USED TO GET ANSWER URL OF SITE WITH THE ANSWER – the less words, the better! ANSWER 1. what is snirt and what does it have do with snow 2. snirt Snow+dirt=snirt. http://snirt.com/ 3. 4. 5. There are at least 35 types of snowflakes. Name five. SEARCH ANSWER URL OF SITE WITH ANSWER TERMS/PHRASES USED TO GET THE ANSWER – the less words, the better! 1. Names of 1. http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=types+of+snowflakes snowflakes. Plectrophenax http://tinyurl.com/4jwofbn 2. nivalis and 3. flake and 4. snowbird and 5. snow binding. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8. There is a lot of snowflake art. What would you buy at the snowflake store? SEARCH ANSWER URL OF SITE WITH ANSWER TERMS/PHRASES USED TO GET THE ANSWER – the less words, the better! 1. Store of Glass http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/snowstore/snowstore.htm snowflake art. snowflake http://tinyurl.com/4mwo392 2. art. 3. 4. 5. 7.

Find a movie that shows a snowflake forming. SEARCH ANSWER URL OF SITE WITH ANSWER TERMS/PHRASES USED TO GET THE ANSWER – the less words, the better! 1. A movie of a A http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/movies/dendstar.gif snowflake forming. snowflake http://tinyurl.com/4etn4g6 2. movie. 3. 4. 5. 10. Copy and paste a snowflake PHOTO below. Don’t forget to paste the URL.

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http://tinyurl.com/4cyqpn5

BONUS: Briefly explain how snowflakes are made (not the paper kind!)
Well snowflakes are formed when tiny droplets of water fall from the sky and then when they are coming down they get formed in the clouds and a lot of them form differently!

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