Butterflies, Apple Blossoms, and Snowflakes

As the first snowflakes of 2012 fell here earlier this week, I thought again about Snowflake Bentley. I love that story and find his curiosity and love of nature along with his patience, persistence, and determination to be both insightful and inspiring. His camera and microscope have impacted the world for over a century.

Bentley once said, “Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated. When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind.

Want to explore the world like Wilson Bentley? Check out the following sites to learn about using a microscope and the amazing views this tool can provide:

Home Science Tools: Introductory Microscope Experiments

eHow: Kids’ Microscope Activities

Yahoo Kids! Microscopic Images

MicroAngela’s Electron Microscope Image Gallery

FotoSearch: Microscopic stock photos and images


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