We know that we couldn't make snow, but we tried to see what a snowflake was like, and what it was made of. As we explore liquids, one of the big ideas that we want to understand is tht we can make a solution.
Using a crystal based laundry booster we dissolved the powder in boiling water.
We used pipecleaners twisted together in a star shape, and suspended the object in the cup with string wrapped around the pencil.
When we returned to school, we were excited to see that the crystals of the solution had attached themselves to the pipecleaner. We noted that the new 'snowflake' was much heavier than the pipecleaner alone. We took a really close look through magnifying glasses and could see the crystals.
We also noticed that the crystals in some cases, attached themselves above the pipecleaner and created a different design.