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National Snow and Ice Data Center - All About Snow site description for National Snow and Ice Data Center - All About Snow
This site is for older, more advanced learners ready to investigate snow and ice. Visit the Q & A section to find out why snow is white and how big snowflakes can get.  
https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/snow

 
CBC Kids: Getting up close with snowflakes site description for CBC Kids: Getting up close with snowflakes
This article has some amazing magnified images of snowflakes, showing the detail of their shape. The article also describes snowflake research in the 1880's. 
http://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/getting-up-close-with-snowflakes

 
Canada's Wind Chill Index site description for Canada's Wind Chill Index
The wind chill is determined by a specific set of criteria related to the temperature and the wind speed. This site explains how wind chill is determined. Check out the Wind Chill Calculator. 
http://www.ec.gc.ca/meteo-weather/default.asp?lang=n&n=5FBF816A-1

 
The Chemistry of Snowflakes site description for The Chemistry of Snowflakes
This two-minute video explains the chemistry of how snowflakes form, "from their origins in bits of dust in clouds that become droplets of water falling to Earth". 
https://science360.gov/obj/video/39857f05-a4c6-4227-b0e8-719e2b437a72/chemistry-snowflakes

 
CBC Kids: Everything you ever wanted to know about snow site description for CBC Kids: Everything you ever wanted to know about snow
This article has 10 facts about snow. Learn about the fear of snow, record snowfalls, snow globes and snow angels. 
http://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-snow

 
Winter Storms site description for Winter Storms
Winter Storms has a look at all aspects of winter weather. The site contains diagrams, animations, maps and experiment suggestions for all things winter. See the menu on the left side for topics. 
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/?page_id=62

 
Environment and Climate Change Canada: Being Prepared for Winter site description for Environment and Climate Change Canada: Being Prepared for Winter
This site from Environment Canada has great information about winter weather in Canada. Find out how winter storms begin or how wind chill is calculated. You will find links to blizzard and storm surge safety, as well. 
http://www.ec.gc.ca/meteo-weather/default.asp?lang=En&n=931335F0-1

 
Physics of Snowflakes: A Snowflake Primer site description for Physics of Snowflakes: A Snowflake Primer
Learn all about the physics of snowflakes. Check the sidebar menu, to see all of the topics. This site, from California Technical Institute, also has a gallery of snowflakes. 
http://snowcrystals.com/

 
Historical Climate Data site description for Historical Climate Data
Check out the weather for Christmas in 1970, or check out the weather on your birthday. Here is a database of weather statistics that you can narrow daily or hourly for areas across Canada. 
http://climate.weather.gc.ca/

 
TED: The Science of Snowflakes site description for TED: The Science of Snowflakes
Did you know that snowflakes are all six-sided and that none of them are exactly the same? Learn about the science of covalent bonds and the making of a snowflake. 
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-science-of-snowflakes-marusa-bradac

 
Web Weather for Kids – Blizzards & Winter Weather site description for Web Weather for Kids – Blizzards & Winter Weather
This site, from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, explains how snowflakes form, how blizzards happen, and how rain, snow, sleet, and freezing rain are predicted. 
http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/blizzardhome.html
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