Though their crystalline structure may manifest in a variety of unique shapes and patterns, all snowflakes have six sides. Because the molecules that build up to form a snowflake are made of water, these molecules fit to... More »

The six-sided shape of snowflakes is caused by the way water molecules bond with each other in cold temperatures. The water molecules attract each other so that they form a type of hexagon shape. When they hit a certain ... More »

A hexagon has six sides. A hexagon is a polygon, meaning a flat shape with straight sides. The word comes from the Greek words "hex," meaning six, and "gonia," meaning angle. More »

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You can cut paper snowflakes into an endless number of designs by folding paper and cutting notches around the edges. Make holiday snowflakes with plain office paper, construction paper, card stock or designer paper. You... More »

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While each and every snowflake can be generally said to be a hexagonal (six-sided) crystal, snowflakes come in many forms, from simple prisms and solid columns that look like rock crystals to the iconic and intricate fla... More »

Scientists classify snowflakes into many different categories: simple prisms, stellar plates, stellar dendrites, fernlike stellar dendrites, capped columns, double plates, 12-sided snowflakes and rimed crystals. Despite ... More »

The six-sided shape of snowflakes is caused by the way water molecules bond with each other in cold temperatures. The water molecules attract each other so that they form a type of hexagon shape. When they hit a certain ... More »