Question Sheet: Snowflakes and Avalanches


Before reading:

  1. This article is titled "Snowflakes and Avalanches." What is the connection between snowflakes and avalanches? 
  2. What are some dangers of skiing in the mountains?

During reading:

  1. What is an avalanche? 
  2. Why are avalanches dangerous? 
  3. Why does Jeff Dozier describe a snowpack as "dynamic"? 
  4. What sorts of avalanches are hardest to predict? Why? 
  5. How are scientists working to reduce the dangers of avalanches? 
  6. What can a skier do to try to avoid being caught in an a...

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