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Why is snow white?

Why is snow white?

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Why do you think snow is white?

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Grades K-5

Current Events And Trending Topics

Light, Materials, & Color

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In this mini-lesson, students see how the shape of snowflakes causes them to look like the color of light that is shining on them. In the activity, Wax Paper Snowflake, students create a decorative snowflake and investigate how to make something transparent look white.

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10 mins

Grades K-5

Current Events And Trending Topics

Light, Materials, & Color

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