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Snow and the Number Six

Winter Theme Unit
Winter Theme Unit


Snow and the Number Six
Reading Level
     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 often made up of a group of snow crystals - as few as 1 or as many as 200 snow crystals make up each snowflake! Chemistry teacher Andy Brunning writes about snowflakes on his blog called Compound Interest. He has identified 121 different categories of snowflake shapes!
 
3     There truly is an amazing variety of snowflake shapes. Some names we use to describe them are as follows:

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