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Grow Your Own Snowflakes

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If your Christmas holiday was a little too green (like mine was), Science Friday has just the activity for you – grow your own snowflakes! With a few materials you probably already have and some dry ice from the store, you can grow and observe ice crystals at home. Although these crystals form from water vapor instead of water droplets like proper snowflakes, they do exhibit different structures depending on temperature and humidity, just the way natural snowflakes do. (Video credit: Science Friday/F. Lichtman)

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