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14 Winter-Themed Science Experiments

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Explore these cold weather science experiments with your kiddos to teach concepts of states of matter, simple chemical reactions, and learn about the environment.
Winter Science Experiments
1. Frozen Soap Bubbles

Looking for a fun activity you can do when it’s freezing outside? Try blowing bubbles! That’s right—surprising things happen when the water freezes...

Looking for a fun activity you can do when it’s freezing outside? Try blowing bubbles! That’s right—surprising things happen when the water freezes...

2. How Much Water is in Snow?

This quick and easy experiment doubles as a super fun guessing game too!

This quick and easy experiment doubles as a super fun guessing game too!

3. Snow Storm in a Jar

If it’s too chilly to play outside, stay warm and entertain the kids inside with this bubbly chemical reaction.

If it’s too chilly to play outside, stay warm and entertain the kids inside with this bubbly chemical reaction.

4. Snowflake Winter Science Lab

This blizzard science experiment gets your kiddo’s gears turning by challenging them to think for themselves.

This blizzard science experiment gets your kiddo’s gears turning by challenging them to think for themselves.

5. Expanding Snowman

Keep the kids on their toes with an expanding snowman—that might even pop!

Keep the kids on their toes with an expanding snowman—that might even pop!

6. How do Arctic Animals Stay Warm?

With only four simple materials, this hands-on experiment explains to kids why animals can survive in cold air and water.

With only four simple materials, this hands-on experiment explains to kids why animals can survive in cold air and water.

7. Hot Chocolate Science

Enjoy a warm, yummy drink and teach the kids about the relationship between temperature and dissolving speed, all at the same time!

Enjoy a warm, yummy drink and teach the kids about the relationship between temperature and dissolving speed, all at the same time!

8. Magnetic Ice

Combine play time and learning with this super-simple and fun experiment.

Combine play time and learning with this super-simple and fun experiment.

9. Pine Cone Science

Send the kids outside to collect pine cones, and then watch them discover how they open up!

 Send the kids outside to collect pine cones, and then watch them discover how they open up!

10. Grow Your Own Snowflakes

Forget traditional white snow! The kids can grow their own colorful snowflakes indoors to brighten up their winter.

Forget traditional white snow! The kids can grow their own colorful snowflakes indoors to brighten up their winter.

11. Crystal Sun Catchers

This artsy experiment’s end result is simply amazing to look at!

This artsy experiment’s end result is simply amazing to look at!

12. Erupting Snowballs

Prepare to get a little messy and enjoy the giggles from your kiddos as the "snow" starts to fizz and bubble.

Prepare to get a little messy and enjoy the giggles from your kiddos as the "snow" starts to fizz and bubble.

13. Sticky Ice

This intriguing experiment reveals how to lift an ice cube using only salt and a string—wow!

This intriguing experiment reveals how to lift an ice cube using only salt and a string—wow!

14. Fizzing Snowflakes

Your little scientist’s senses will be stimulated from the sights and sounds of this simple chemical reaction.

Your little scientist’s senses will be stimulated from the sights and sounds of this simple chemical reaction.

Thinking about your child’s school curriculum, how do you view the current quality and quantity of STEM offerings (science, technology, engineering, and math)? Please select one of the following:

Parents Talk Back
Thinking about your child’s school curriculum, how do you view the current quality and quantity of STEM offerings (science, technology, engineering, and math)? Please select one of the following:
There is not enough emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math.
54% (19 votes)
There are an appropriate number of offerings in science, technology, engineering, and math.
20% (7 votes)
There is too much emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math.
9% (3 votes)
Not sure.
17% (6 votes)
Total votes: 35