Wednesday, January 10, 2007


  1. Set microscope slides, coverslips and superglue outside when it’s -7°C or colder to chill them. Catch flakes on the slides or pick them up with cold tweezers.

  2. Place a drop of superglue on the snowflake. Note: Gel glue doesn’t work. Find a brand that’s thin and runny.

  3. Drop a coverslip over the glue. Don’t press down hard or the flake could tear or melt from the heat of your finger.

  4. Leave the slide in a freezer for one or two weeks and don’t touch it with warm hands. The glue must completely harden before the snowflake warms up.

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