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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 studied snowflakes' Wilson A. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Bentley
2. Bently
3. http://tinyurl.com/5uxehp
4.
5.

2. These are two things that make one snowflake different than
another:
SEARCH ANSWER URL OF SITE WITH ANSWER
TERMS/PHRASES
USED TO GET THE
ANSWER – the less
words, the better!
1. '2 things that 1.temperature http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/02/070213-
snowflakes different' 2.humidity snowflake.html
2. 'no to snowflakes the
same' http://tinyurl.com/2fd74oq
3.
4.
5.
3. Larger, complex snowflakes are all different. Why are no two
exactly like the
other?
SEARCH ANSWER URL OF SITE WITH ANSWER
TERMS/PHRASES
USED TO GET THE
ANSWER – the less
words, the better!
1. '2 things that The http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/alike/alike.htm
snowflakes different' branches
2. and parts http://tinyurl.com/y2c9r5
3. could
4. change on
5. the way
down.

4. What type of snowflakes CAN look like one another?


SEARCH ANSWER URL OF SITE WITH ANSWER
TERMS/PHRASES
USED TO GET THE
ANSWER – the less
words, the better!
1. '2 things that Nano http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/alike/alike.htm
snowflakes different' snowflakes
2. http://tinyurl.com/y2c9r5
3.
4.
5.

5. The Guinness Book of World Records recorded the largest


snowflake. Where did
it fall and how wide and thick was it?
SEARCH TERMS/PHRASES USED ANSWER URL OF SITE WITH ANSWER
TO GET THE ANSWER – the less
words, the better!
1. largest snowflake ever +Guinness It fell in Fort http://weatherbreak2.creighton.edu/?p=786
Book Keogh,
2. Montana. http://tinyurl.com/46cbq32
3. Supposedly
4. this
5. snowflake
was 15 inches
wide and 8
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' +snow Snirt is snow snirt.com/
2. + dirt.
3.
4.
5.

7. 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. 5 types of 1.single http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/class/class.htm
snowflakes prism
2. 2.solid http://tinyurl.com/5op2v
3. columns
4. 3.cups
5. 4.simple
stars
5.simple
needles

8. There is a lot of snowflake art. What would you buy at the


snowflake store?
SEARCH TERMS/PHRASES USED TO GET ANSWER URL OF SITE WITH
THE ANSWER – the less words, the better! ANSWER
1. what's at a snowflake store Stuff that have http://www.snowflakestore.com/
2. snowflake
3. designs.
4.
5.

9. Find a movie that shows a snowflake forming.


SEARCH TERMS/PHRASES USED TO GET ANSWER URL OF SITE WITH
THE ANSWER – the less words, the better! ANSWER
1. video of snowflakes forming http://focus.aps.org/story/v2/st1
2.
3.
4.
5.
10. Copy and paste a snowflake PHOTO below. Don’t forget to paste
the URL.

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://cooltickling.com/wp-
content/uploads/2010/11/snowflake5.jpg&imgrefurl=http://cooltickling.com/2010/snowflakes-under-
the-
microscope/&usg=__USi1Q1v6jvPgYmNRyZY_gNG6VfA=&h=375&w=367&sz=45&hl=en&start=
0&zoom=1&tbnid=v0bj0miK97XCqM:&tbnh=169&tbnw=165&prev=/images%3Fq%3DSnowflakes
%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dvss%26sa%3DG%26biw%3D1016%26bih%3D573%26gbv%3D2%26tbs
%3Disch:10%2C228&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=498&ei=omcrTcK3JpWpnQfpoKHzDQ&oei=omcrTcK3J
pWpnQfpoKHzDQ&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=9&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:0&tx=80&ty=111&biw=1016&bih=5
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http://tinyurl.com/48socd7

BONUS: Briefly explain how snowflakes are made (not the paper kind!)
Snow flakes are made of 2-200 snow crystals. Snow crystals are dirt
specks that water has froze on them. The temperature has to be or be
below freezing (32°F or 0°C).

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