TEACHERS: Want the podcast?

Learn More
16442835565 35df1e3d80 z

Image licensed under CC BY 2.0

Science Middle School

How Snow is Made

The phrase “no two snowflakes are alike” is actually scientifically accurate. Snow forms high in the atmosphere, and despite its uniform appearance, each snowflake is different based upon where and how it was formed. Although snowflakes are non-living, they grow and change from the time they are formed to the time they reach the ground. Listen to learn how snow is formed, and why it exists in some places but not others.

Climate Change Weather and Climate

Story Length: 4:48

Listen to the Story:


National Public Radio © 2017

AIR DATE: 02/24/2017

Want to hear the story and see the teaching resources?

  • Access to full library of lessons
  • Daily current events
  • Listening comprehension questions
  • Graphic Organizers
Learn More


Related Lessons