How snowflakes are made

Grab your gloves and a beanie. Things are about to get icy.

Have you ever looked at a snowflake in close detail? If you haven’t, we recommend you do. They are absolutely incredible. Each flake is made up of intricate patterns and shapes. 

The best part? Each one is unique. Just like your fingerprints. 

However, unlike your fingerprints, snowflakes are formed at very low temperatures. In this video our resident science communication expert Skye Zhu braves the cold to explain exactly how a snowflake is formed.