Fun Winter Science Experiments for Homeschoolers

Fun Winter Science Experiments for Homeschoolers

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Fun Winter Science Experiments for Homeschoolers

Do think that just because it’s cold outside it means you’re out of luck when it comes to fun science experiments?

No way!

There’s a lot of cool things (no pun intended) you can do to make science fun!

Fun Winter Science Experiments for Homeschoolers

 

Steve Spangler Science – Magic Crystal Snowflake

We know that bringing real snowflakes inside your home individually is next to impossible. But with some fun hands-on chemistry and your imagination, you can make the perfect holiday experiment. And the best thing about these snow flakes is that they don’t melt.

Housing a Forest – Frozen Bubbles

Have you tried blowing frozen bubbles? Get ready to get that winter wonderland feeling with all those frozen floating orbs all around you. Grab your bubble wands and head outdoors and see the magic happen.

Kitchen Pantry Scientist – The Chemistry of Minnesota Ice

With some ice cubes, a glass of water, a piece of kitchen twine or string about 6 inches long and some salt, you can lift ice from your glass of water without using your finger. Impossible? No, when you know how to do it right!

Science Sparks – Ice Experiments: Making Frost

If you’re having a hard time explaining to your kids the frost they see on the grass in the morning, this idea is perfect! Do this experiment with your kids and let them see crystals of ice growing on each other.

Creekside Learning – Learning With Literature: The Mitten

Surprise your kids as they find out that it is our body heat that keeps us warm and the cloth of the mitten simply traps the warmth. What a wonderful learning opportunity, and fun too!

Lemon Lime Adventures – Pine Cone Science

Have your kids ever wondered why pine cones open and close? Try this pine cone science experiment and let them find out!

Little Bins for Little Hands –Science Erupting Ornaments

Make a great science lesson with your kids by erupting holiday ornaments! You’ll enjoy baking soda fizzy eruptions any time of the year. The fizzy bubbling action is really a reaction from baking soda and vinegar mixing, which releases a gas called carbon dioxide.

Teach Preschool – Fun With Frozen Making Ice Grow

Can ice grow? Yes, it can! And you don’t even have to be Elsa to do that. Learn what crystallization means. Pour a steady stream of water over ice and you will see the ice begin to grow.

Inspirational Laboratories – Snow and Water Science Experiment

This is an opportunity to talk to your kids about the phases or states of water – solid, liquid, and gas. Get some snow and use cold water, room temperature water, and hot water and see what happens.

Artful Parent – Melting Ice Science Experiment with Salt Liquid Watercolors

This is truly a beautiful melting ice science experiment is one worth doing (and repeating). I hope you try it! And if you’ve tried it before, give it another go!

Science Sparks – Snow Volcano

You’ll love how easy this is to make! With some snow, vinegar and baking soda,

A Mom With a Lesson Plan – Christmas Science Experiment

This is an easy science experiment your kids will love. Just buy some candy canes and get three cups of water and you’re good to go!

Frugal Fun 4 Boys – How Snowshoes Work

Animals in snowy regions need large paws. That makes it easier for them to walk on snow. This is a fun activity to demonstrate how snowshoes work and why animals would need wide paws.

Coffee Cups and Crayons – Insta Snow Science Experiments

This fun activity also doubles for sensory play. Do this with your kids and as you go along, ask them, “Do we need:  More water? More glitter? Less water next time?” Let them scoop and pour and explore.

Kitchen Pantry Scientist – Snow Science

Fun facts: “Twenty inches of snow* equals one inch of water on average.” Surprised? (10 inches of snow* should melt down to around 1/2  inch of water or 50cm of snow* should melt down to 2.5cm.) Try putting some snow in a clear container and measure how deep it is!

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