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Title Author Grade level
 Snowflake Bentley  JacQueline Briggs Martin  4th grade


Picture Book


Summary of the story :
  Snowflake Bentley is a children's picture book written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Mary Azarian. Published in 1998, the book is about Wilson Bentley, the first known photographer of snowflakes. Azarian won the 1999 Caldecott Medal for her illustrations.








Possible Design Challenges:
  •  What are the best conditions for keeping a snow flake from melting?

  • Keep a record of the weather and do experiments

  • Design a weather station

  • Design a tool to keep the snow flake from melting

  • How does the crystal grow starting from a tiny speck?

  • Can we design a board games around this story?

  • Can we design a habitant for the insects he would photograph?



  Prepared by  Bill Wolfson.  Copyright 2011-2013
Last Updated  01/27/2013