Virtual Family Science Project: Snowflakes in Spaaace!

When

Tuesday, Thursday

When

December 29, 2020December 31, 2020

2pm Where

Zoom

Admission Registration required

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.