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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