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View Resource Snow

Snow can be one of the most destructive forces in nature but also one of the most fun to learn about. An article from Associated Press writer Lourdes Navarro, featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, describes the avalanche in the Hindu Kush Mountains in Afghanistan.'s Web site offers visitors up-to-date avalanche information for the western US and one area in the east, as well as...
View Resource Snow Crystals

The Snow Crystals Web site was created by physics professor Ken Libbrecht from the California Institute of Technology. Visitors get to explore how snow crystals are created and their structure. The main page describes natural and designer snowflakes, which are created in the laboratory, along with dozens of spectacular photographs. The author also details and illustrates the crystalline lattice...
View Resource Winter World Explorations

Cold winter weather can cause us to retreat into our indoor shells biding our time until the warmer days return. However, there is much to explore outside during the wintertime and the following sites share some important reasons and cautionary tips for Winter World Explorations. The first website, Princeton University's Outdoor Action Guide to Winter Camping by Rick Curtis, provides a thorough...
View Resource National Snow and Ice Data Center: All About Snow

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) provides innumerable educational materials about snow at this website. Students can find answers to many of their snow questions in the Q & A link. The site features remarkable pictures of blizzards and snow. Users can find an enlightening account about how early settlers dealt with snow in the Midwest and Northeast United States. The Avalanche...
View Resource Let it Snow

These two websites introduce the reasons for the presence of snow through understandable text. At the first website, created by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, children can learn how Wilson Bently discovered that no two snow crystals are alike. The website presents the seven types of ice crystals and the ingredients that make up snow. The second website, provided by Miami...