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Set the air temperature and dew point in the four different altitudes and see what type of precipitation will fall to the ground. Watch closely, they may even change form as they fall!
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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In this activity, students will investigate the complexities of snowpack formation by creating a model. This model simulates only a few of the variables that scientists consider when predicting avalanches.
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Data and images shown in Charctic use passive microwave data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F17 Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS). Data sets include the Sea Ice Index, Near-Real-Time DMSP SSM/I-SSMIS Daily Polar Gridded Sea Ice Concentrations, and the NASA-produced...
Grade Level   11 12
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We have included a number of articles by and about Wilson Bentley and links to other snowflake related websites including a number of educational resources related to snowflakes.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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A curated collection of snow images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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Each individual snowflake is as beautiful as it is unique. With help from an electron microscope, Frozen Planet shows you snow forming in a way you've never seen it before.
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From his office window in downtown Buffalo, New York, attorney Alfonzo Cutaia captures this cloud formation above Lake Erie. With nearly five feet of snow pummeling the Buffalo area, this impressive timelapse shows the ominous power of the elements.
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"""""Snowflakes"""" is a public presentation that introduces nanoscale science through the subject of snowflakes. Visitors learn that the complex structure of snowflakes results from the nanoscale arrangement of water molecules in an ice crystal, and that snowflakes are examples of self-assembled...
Grade Level   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2017
"""""Exploring the Universe: Ice orbs"""" is a hands-on activity in which visitors investigate a frozen sphere, trying to learn about objects hidden inside. Participants learn that planetary scientists at NASA are investigating """"icy worlds"""" in the outer solar system, looking for evidence of...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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This page explains what actions to take when you receive a winter weather storm alert from the National Weather Service for your local area and what to do before, during, and after a snowstorm or extreme cold.
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Published in 2013
Explore and experience the forces that shape the world around us. Learn the warning signs of an avalanche before it's triggered.
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