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Super Snowballs and Stunning Snowflakes

Topic: Pattern Seeking

Children explore the science and maths of snowflakes, discover why giant snowballs have appeared on Russian beaches, and make their own paper snowflakes to form a dazzling Christmas / winter display.

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By the end of this activity children should be able to:
• explain how the Russian snowballs might have formed
• give examples of spherical objects found in nature
• recognise that snowflakes are a form of frozen water (ice)
• (older children) describe the symmetry of snowflakes

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