Teachers and parents alike want to add more STEM activities to their kids’ lives. STEM activities and science experiments for kids are one of the best ways to expand a child’s thinking and approach education in a comprehensive way. These winter science experiments for elementary are all designed with an elementary learning level in mind.
Elementary science experiments are the perfect winter science experiments to do during the winter months! Kids will have a blast with these fun hands-on experiments with ice, snow, and other winter elements!
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18 WINTER SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR ELEMENTARY KIDS
Try these super-cool science experiments at home or school when the temperature drops!
How To Make Hot Ice by STEAMsational
Ever wondered how to make a batch of hot ice? Here’s the fun recipe! Caution: Requires adult supervision and protective eyewear and gloves.
How to Make Frost in a Can by STEAMsational
You don’t need to go outside to try this classic winter science experiment! Make your own frost in a can!
Winter Slime Recipe by STEAMsational
Kids will love making this winter-themed slime recipe.
How to Make a Magnifying Glass from Ice by STEAMsational
Transform an ordinary piece of ice into a magnifying glass with science!
How To Create Frozen Bubbles by Housing A Forest
With a little practice and the right temperature, kids can learn how to create frozen bubbles. Make sure to have your camera handy to take a snap of the beautiful bubbles.
Winter Density Jar by Lemon Lime Adventures
Kids learn the science behind liquids, weights, and density. Using various weighted and sized items, dropping them into the liquid gives you the opportunity to talk to your kids about what makes some liquids denser than others, and what makes some objects denser than others.
How Arctic Animals Stay Warm Experiment by Science Kiddo
Using common household ingredients, kids can learn, hands-on, how arctic animals manage to stay warm in frigid temperatures.
Winter Magic Milk Science Project by Little Bins For Little Hands
For a fun winter-themed science experiment, try this magic milk experiment and learn about the chemical reaction between the milk and soap as it makes a cool winter design.
Glow In The Dark Ice Chalk by Growing A Jeweled Rose
A fun activity using glow in the dark ice chalk to build with, create with, and draw with. Watch as the ice melts and creates even more artwork “by nature.”
Snowflake Sensory Bottle by The Chaos And The Clutter
A very pretty experiment that can be used to teach polar liquid properties. Great art project, too, as kids learn how they can create differently themed sensory bottles.
Marshmallow Melting Snowman Activity by Arts And Crackers
Here’s a tasty experiment where kids can learn how quickly marshmallows will melt in various hot cocoa temperatures. Variables such as marshmallow size are also included.
How To Make A Snowflake Oobleck by Little Bins For Little Hands
Kids will learn that oobleck is called a non-Newtonian fluid – it’s neither a liquid or a solid. Make an oobleck snowflake with this fun experiment and tutorial.
Erupting Snowballs by Wunder Mom
Fun and fizzy activity to learn about chemical reactions. Repeatable experiment that kids love to repeat.
How To Make A Borax Crystal Snowman by Science Kiddo
Watch crystals transform into an adorable snowman. Build him, dress him and then display him.
Explore How Mittens Keep You Warm by Classroom Magic
Is it the mittens themselves that keep you warm or something else that happens once you put the mittens on? Explore the science behind human body temperature.
Cycle Of Nature Notebook by Jimmie’s Collage
Learn about the cycles and patterns of nature by observing and keeping a log of the seasonal changes in nature.
Ice Cream In A Bag by Raising Lifelong Learners
Here’s a tasty way for kids to learn about exothermic reaction while making ice cream. Recipes for various flavors included.
Instant Freeze Water by Steve Spangler’s Science
Learn the science behind instantly freezing water when you sharply knock a bottle of supercooled liquid water on the table.
Ice Hockey Experiment by Creative Family Fun
Kids learn to make predictions and form a hypothesis from this fun experiment involving table ice hockey.
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