The Fascinating Science of Snow

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Christmas songs and holiday cards abound in pictures of pristine landscapes covered in fresh powder. But what exactly is that white stuff, anyway? In a little over two minutes, The Chemistry of Snowflakes gives us the answer. The film is the latest installment in the Bytesize Science series from the American Chemical Society. It's an interesting look at a beautiful subject--and much more fun to think about than, say, the physics of shoveling.

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  • Magda says:

    Nice film – I will show it to my children, who are fascinated by snowflakes! I hope they will understand process of creating snowflakes – it was explained in a very simple way.

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