Rotations, Reflections, and Translations in Nature
Snowflakes are all six sided because of their chemistry
Snowflakes are made of water molecules
Water molecules are “polar” – they have an electrical charge
The charge makes the molecules look like Mickey Mouse!
Three water molecules that stick together form the base of the snowflake
These keep adding more until it gets so heavy it falls to the ground
Snow is very heavy
When snow piles up, it can fall in an avalanche
Avalanches can be very dangerous, so watch out for warning signs in mountainous areas
Just a few of millions….
….and a few more because I love them.
…and what family is complete without a few oddballs?
Frost forms on windows and plants. It must have a catalyst.
Water is a marvelous thing!