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INFOhio Blizzard Bags - Grades 4-5: Applying Information

Students follow the six dimensions of inquiry as they read, investigate and complete the activities. Ohio's learning standards are integrated into the activities.


Take the information you collected and use it to show what you know. Choose an activity below that be the best way to present your information.

  1. Use the information you collected from "Snowflake Savant" and other resources to create a timeline of Wilson Bentley's life and achievements. Be sure to include at least 6-8 important dates. Try using World Book Timelines to create a digital timeline, or you can use the Timeline Template (in Templates below). (30-60 minutes)  
  2. Snowflake Bentley believed that personal satisfaction was the most important thing in life, more important than fame or acknowledgement of accomplishments. Write a short narrative from his point of view that tells his story and shares this belief in personal satisfaction.
  3. Bentley found that every snowflake was unique. Create your own paper snowflake. You can watch this video for help, if you need it. Write a description of the snowflake you created using terms and ideas you found in your research. Be sure to include details on the type of snowflake, dimensions, points, and more. (30-60 minutes) 
  4. Create a list of the top ten tips for living in snowy conditions for someone who has never experienced snow before. Use information you collected to help you present the important facts to a person who is considering moving to a snowy environment. What do they need to know before they relocate? (40 minutes)
Kolk, Melinda. snowfalling.jpg. "December, 2001". Pics4Learning. 21 Nov 2018