Showing posts with label snowflakes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label snowflakes. Show all posts

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sundials and Snowflakes - How to Make Your Own

SciShow Kids recently published a new video that explains to students how a sundial works and how they can make their own sundials. The video could be the basis for a fun, hands-on lesson about learning to tell time.


For those in cold, northern climates creating and taking sundials outside with your students might not be practical in the snow. So SciShow Kids has a video that is a little more appropriate for winter. That video is How to Make a Paper Snowflake. The video gives directions at a nice pace that students can follow. The video also introduces some science vocabulary that might be new to elementary school students.

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Science of Snow

Good morning from Woodstock, Maine where we have roughly ten inches of new snow on the ground. The fresh snow combined with the approaching full moon reminded me of a couple of neat videos about snow and the moon.

The episode of Bytesize Science embedded below explains how snowflakes are created.


One of my favorite things about the combination of fresh snow and a full moon is that it is so bright at night that I don't have to wear a headlamp to see my dogs in the yard at night. In the following Minute Physics video we learn why the full moon appears brighter in the winter.

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Cool Chemistry of Snowflakes

In my neighborhood we've had at least some new snow every day this week. Just a little north of me there has been nearly two feet of new snow this week. The latest video episode from Bytesize Science nicely matches this week's weather in Maine.

The latest episode of Bytesize Science explains how snowflakes are created. The two minute video is embedded below.


H/T to Open Culture.