Let me start by apologizing for a duplicate posting of the death of J.D. Salinger, I should have read down further in the blog to see that another staff member had been more on the ball than I was.
That said, let's move on to cool websites about snowflakes. I know, I know, you are sick of snow and want to move on to warmer topics. Snow was something you were eager for in December, but not now. It is snowing outside as I write this so we aren't done with it yet, and I'll probably lose my paperwork by winter next year so I've got to do it now. Hopefully, it will still be fun for you to look at some of these sites.
Bentley Snow Crystal Collection http://www.bentley.sciencebuff.org/
This site provides information about "Snowflake" Bentley, his scientific studies, and more than 150 of his snowflake photos. (We also have the book "Snowflake Bentley at the library)
3-D paper Snowflake http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-3D-Paper-Snowflake
How to make a paper snowflake http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Paper-Snowflake(Self- explanatory)
An online snowflake maker that will appeal to tweens and teens. Elementary-age kids (and old ladies) may find the scissors tool a bit confusing to use. You can preview your creation, undo a mistake, or redo something. Once finished, you can save, print, or e-mail your snowflake.
This site is created by snowflake researchers at the California Institute of Technology and focuses on the science behind snow crystal formation.
Another online snowflake maker appropriate for teens and tweens. One of the best things about this site is being able to email your snowflakes to friends as well as being able to print them. You can also look at snowflakes created by other people.
The Snowflake factory http://www.dinosaurdesign.com/SnowflakeFactory.htm
This one is geared for elementary school kids (and old ladies can use it too). Once you design a flake, you can color, spin, rotate, melt or explode it.