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Tuesday, December 8, 2020
"There is a limit to how snowflakelike your creations can be with this application as it was designed to focus primarily on the notion of symmetry. In real life snowflakes are never completely symmetrical but do commonly have rotational symmetry of order 6 in addition to six lines of symmetry. The symmetry is due to the hexagonal crystalline structure of ice. Beginning with a tiny hexagon the six "arms" of the snowflake then grow independently from each of the corners of the hexagon. The microenvironment in which the snowflake grows changes dynamically as the snowflake falls through the clouds and tiny changes in temperature and humidity affect the way in which water molecules attach to the snowflake. Since the microenvironment (and its changes) are very nearly identical around the snowflake, each arm tends to grow in nearly the same way."
Transum,
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
"Display idea: Print then cut out your snowflake designs as part of your classroom Christmas decorations. They can be made all the more colourful if two or more snowflakes are designed then one pasted on top of the other in your paint program.
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