Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Snowflakes, Order, and Instability

Our first big snowfall! 'Tis the season for making paper snowflakes (some very beautiful free templates below or free template designer), catching snowflakes, and reading story of Snowflake Bentley("No two snowflakes are alike..."). Buy the Caldecott medal-winner Snowflake Bentley book here.

The science of snowflakes is beautiful - instability is what drives snowflake diversity and denditic branching.

SnowCrystals.com
Cynthia Lanius' Lesson Koch Snowflake Fractal, Using JAVA
Symmetry of Snowflakes
Paper Snowflake Templates
Snowflake Bentley
Snowflake Designer!

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:15 AM

    You can also find great natural snowflake patterns here at Paper Snowflakes for Children: http://www.papersnowflakes.com

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