Snowflake Generator

Freestyle Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3 Challenge 4 Challenge 5 More Symmetry

Drag the green circles above to design your snowflake.







An early classification of snowflakes
An early classification of snowflakes by Israel Perkins Warren 1814-1892 (public domain)

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Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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Comment recorded on the 2 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Angela Lowry, :

"I think these are great! So useful and handy, the children love them.
Could we have some on angles too please?"

Comment recorded on the 14 September 'Starter of the Day' page by Trish Bailey, Kingstone School:

"This is a great memory aid which could be used for formulae or key facts etc - in any subject area. The PICTURE is such an aid to remembering where each number or group of numbers is - my pupils love it!
Thanks"

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

"There is a limit to how snowflake-like your creations can be with this application as it was designed to focus primarily on the notion of symmetry. In real life snowflakes are never completely symmetrical but do commonly have rotational symmetry of order 6 in addition to six lines of symmetry. The symmetry is due to the hexagonal crystalline structure of ice. Beginning with a tiny hexagon the six "arms" of the snowflake then grow independently from each of the corners of the hexagon. The microenvironment in which the snowflake grows changes dynamically as the snowflake falls through the clouds and tiny changes in temperature and humidity affect the way in which water molecules attach to the snowflake. Since the micro-environment (and its changes) are very nearly identical around the snowflake, each arm tends to grow in nearly the same way."

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

"Display idea: Print then cut out your snowflake designs as part of your classroom Christmas decorations. They can be made all the more colourful if two or more snowflakes are designed then one pasted on top of the other in your paint program.
Two-colour snowflake."

Cosette, Timmel

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

"Cosette's snowflake "

LeAnne, Virginia

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

"LeAnne's snowflake "

Tangerang, Indonesia

Thursday, February 11, 2021

"Anon Snowflake "

EJ, TGS

Thursday, February 11, 2021

"EJ's snowflake "

EJ, TGS

Thursday, February 11, 2021

"EJ's snowflake "

Adam Moore,

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

"Adam's snowflake "

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