The mathematics of snowflakes

Every snowflake has an infinite beauty which is enhanced by the fact that you never find another exactly like it. Nature combines her greatest skill and artistry in the production of snowflakes and generously fashions the most beautiful specimens on a very thin plane. Why do snow crystals form in such intricate, symmetrical shapes? Where is the creative genius that produces these miniature masterpieces of frozen water, quite literally out of thin air?
 Project description:
In this project you investigate to find out the answers to questions such as:
  • What are different shapes of snowflakes? 
  • How many crystals form each snowflake? 
  • Is there any relation between the shapes (sides and angles) of different snowflakes?
  • What is the size of each snowflake? What is the density of snow? 
  • Is there any relation between the shape of snowflakes and weather temperature?
  • These are some of the questions that can be studied in relation to the mathematics of snowflakes.
 Details of this project:
More details or support on this project is available for the members of web site. The project guide available for this project has two parts. One part has a focus to identify the basic forms of ice crystals that ultimately form each snowflake. The other part deals with design and calculations of snowflake fractals. Material needed for experiment may be found at home, obtained locally or purchased online from