The
mathematics of snowflakes 



Introduction:
Every snowflake has an infinite
beauty which is enhanced by the fact that you never find another
exactly like it. Nature combines her greatest skill and artistry
in the production of snowflakes and generously fashions the most
beautiful specimens on a very thin plane. Why do snow crystals
form in such intricate, symmetrical shapes? Where is the creative
genius that produces these miniature masterpieces of frozen water,
quite literally out of thin air? 



Project
description:
In this project you investigate to find out the answers to questions
such as:
 What are different shapes of
snowflakes?
 How many crystals form each
snowflake?
 Is there any relation between the
shapes (sides and angles) of different snowflakes?
 What is the size of each
snowflake? What is the density of snow?
 Is there any relation between the
shape of snowflakes and weather temperature?
 These are some of the questions
that can be studied in relation to the mathematics of snowflakes.

Details
of this project:
More details or support on this project is available for the
members of ScienceProject.com web site. The project guide
available for this project has two parts. One part has a focus to
identify the basic forms of ice crystals that ultimately form each
snowflake. The other part deals with design and calculations of
snowflake fractals. Material
needed for experiment may be found at home, obtained locally or
purchased online from MiniScience.com. 




