Virtual Family Science Project: Snowflakes in Spaaace!
Welcome winter with an activity you can do at home—the classic paper snowflake, with a twist! HRM educators will show you how to make a perfect hexagonal snowflake, the kind formed by water ice on Earth, as well as a square snowflake, the kind formed by carbon dioxide ice on Mars. For a real challenge, we’ll even make the kind of “snowcubes” that might be found in a wintry Martian flurry. A brief, fun video explaining the crystal structure of both kinds of snowflakes is part of the project.
Supplies required: printer paper or construction paper, and scissors or hobby knife. For this activity you’ll need paper squares and hexagons. We’ll show you how to make some at home from letter-size copy paper, but if you want to save this step, you can stop by the Museum to pick up a free packet of pre-cut paper. Drop by any Thursday through Sunday prior to December 28, 12–5pm, and ask for a “STEM packet” at the Front Desk. While supplies last. One packet per child, please.
Sponsored by Con Edison.