Thursday, February 08, 2007

Fun Facts

Snow crystals are crystals that have formed around tiny bits of dirt that have been carried up into the atmosphere by the wind.

As the snow crystals grow they become heavier and fall towards Earth. If they spin like tops as they fall then they may be perfectly symmetrical when they hit the Earth. But, if they fall in a sideways fasion then they end up lopsided.

The shape a snow crystal will take is dependent upon the temperature at which it was formed.

Taken from: http://www.geocities.com/mrshogueclass/Lessons/snow.html