Snowflake Reading Investigation and Art Activity

Snowflake Reading Investigation and Art Activity
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Have you ever noticed that MOST snowflakes have six sides? My students did too and wanted to investigate why.

In this activity, you and your students will observe the same anchoring phenomenon as my students. As they watch snowflakes form, they will make observations in their observe, think and wonder chart. Then, they will read an informational passage about the reasoning behind why snowflakes form in this way. They will answer comprehension questions focused on content specific vocabulary and context clues, text dependent answers, as well as paraphrasing what the text says to build their understanding.

Finally, they will be challenged to build their own snowflake following the same rules: using radial symmetry and the six vertices of a hexagon, what unique snowflake pattern will they build?

After building, take a photography of your student's work and invite them to write a descriptive paragraph about their work as well as the process involved in building it.

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11 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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