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Snow and the Number Six



Snow and the Number Six
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.34

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    Brrrrrr, dendrite, prism, snowfall, ragged, capped, ever, column, blows, study, often, between, real, below, crash, group
     content words:    Six-pointed Star


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     Spanish: LA NIEVE Y EL NÚMERO SEIS


Snow and the Number Six
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     Have you ever wondered why most real snowflakes don't look like the paper snowflakes that you made in art class? There are two reasons for this.
 
2     First of all, snowflakes are made up of a group of snow crystals - anywhere from two to 200 snow crystals for each snowflake! There are six types of crystals that make up snowflakes:
3     The colder it is, the smaller the snowflake will be. When the temperature is closer to 32 F, the snowflakes are larger. For six-pointed stars, the temperature in the clouds must be between 3 to 10F. Brrrrrr. It is very cold in snow clouds. The highest clouds are often 30 degrees below zero! That's -30 F.

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