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The science of snowflakes - Maruša Bradač

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One could say that snowflakes are simply frozen water — but if you compare a snowflake to an ice cube, you’ll notice a big difference. Why are all snowflakes six-sided? Why are none of them exactly the same? And how do we ski on them? Maruša Bradač sheds light on the secret life of snowflakes.

The hexgon properties of ice crystals are due to the polarity of the water molecule.

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  • Educator Maruša Bradač
  • Animator Lucas Millard, Kate Stryker
  • Composer Seth S. Scott
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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