It's widely believed that no two snowflakes are alike — but it turns out that there are various forms of snowflakes, making the tale a bit more complicated.

But how are snow flakes formed? Why do snow crystals form with such symmetry and diversity? How many different types of snow flakes exists? Can snowflakes be made in a laboratory? Do snow flakes tell us something about the temperature, Air pressure or other weather conditions?

Material and instructions:
In this project you research snow and snowflakes. Activities and experiments of this project include making paper model of snow flakes, growing snow flake crystals, and density of snow. You may also experiment preserving fresh snow flakes for further observations.
Details of this project:
Support or more information on this project is available for the members of You may also find a Science kit for this topic at