Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Snowflake Bentley

Yesterday we read the story of William Bentley — a man from Vermont who loved the snow. He was the first person to take successful photographs of snowflakes. 

Today we were able to go outside and observe snowflakes! The snow wasn’t falling while we were out— but there was some fluffy white snow that we could shake onto some scraps of black wool fabric — to provide some contrast. 
First we tried to look closely with our eyes. 

Then we used a mini microscope and magnifying glasses to look more closely. 

We even tried to photograph the snow with our classroom camera (waterproof and shockproof!) (we will try to load some of those onto the blog tomorrow).

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