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Friday, December 19, 2008

Geography of Snow

Make snow a geography/science lesson...after all, Snow is always falling somewhere in the world everyday. !!!!

Secret Language of Snow(1984)
by Terry Tempest Williams and Ted Major,
with illustrations byJennifer Dewey

One of my favorite books for children...explains how other people of the world...especially those from Arctic regions...have developed whole unique vocabularies to describe different kinds of snow.

lesson plan using Secret Language of Snow & Snowflake Bentley:

national snow and ice data center:

NSDL (National Science Digital Library) website with MANY geography/polar/climate-related student literature, lessons, and activities:

make snow crystals online:

Another great children's book about
snow: Snowflake Bentley
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Illustrated by Mary Azarian

Wilson Bentley became world-known for his snowflake photography.
(see his snowflake photos--public use of photos!)
(information about Snowflake Bentley)
(a video about Snowflake Bentley)

NASA cryosphere video:

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