... six-sided flat shapes, no spikes or branches. Sometimes they have a star pattern in the center of the plate.
A quite common shape that radiates outward, like a star.
... also a "classic" - most people associate snowflakes with this shape.
... those snowflakes look feathery, or like the fronds of a fern.
... as simple as a needle, straight and arrow-like. They form when temperatures drop to about minus 5 degrees Celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit).
... can be short and squat, or long and thin. Look pretty strong though.
Germany's Alps are already contending with climate change and locals are feeling the effects. Jennifer Collins reports from the country's highest peak on disappearing glaciers, less snowfall and increased landslides.
Each and every snowflake floating down from the sky is different. Or, at least it's very unlikely that two of them are the same. How is that possible? Let's have a look at how snowflakes are created.
The Hagenbeck school in Berlin offers a unique formula for learning. In an effort to teach students the importance of species and ecosystems, every subject has a connection to biodiversity.
Germans are passionate about their forests. They really are. In a way that some non-Germans find hard to comprehend. Tamsin Walker trekked to the woods to try and tap into the source.
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