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Vegetation – all plants and trees collectively, typically those in a specific region

Condense – the process by which water vapor (water in its gas form) turns into liquid

Burrow – a hole in the ground made by an animal

Photosynthesis – the process in which green plants use sunlight to make their own food

Crystalline lattices – the three-dimensional pattern, made up of many unit cells lined up in all directions

Beacon – a small electronic device that sends and receives radio signal

Probe – a small pole that you can use to locate people and objects that may be beneath the surface of the snow

Suggested Reading

Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner

Snowflake Bently by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes by Kenneth Libbrecht

Under the Snow

Outdoor Snow Science Activity

How Do Avalanches Form? (PBS NOVA)

Where Do Snowflakes Come From?