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50+ Simple Winter Science Experiments for Kids

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When it’s cold outside, try these fun winter science experiments to learn a little bit more about the season! Science experiment ideas for all ages!

Winter science experiments are a lot of fun, but have you ever noticed how many require snow?

In Texas, we don’t have access to snow except every two to three years, but we don’t want to miss out on the winter science fun!

I’ve put together this list of winter science activities that can go along with your winter STEM activities perfect for kids that you can do no matter what state you live in.

Just because it doesn’t snow where you live doesn’t mean you have to skip science in the winter!

20+ hands-on and fun winter science experiments for kids! Make learning science fun with these winter-themed science experiments!

Simple Winter Science Experiments that Kids Love!

We aren’t lucky enough to get much snow in Texas, so we have to try winter science experiments that aren’t dependent on snow.

These clever winter science projects fit the bill perfectly!

Hands-On Winter Science Experiments that Kids Love

Kids from age 4 through 14 are some of my favorite age of kids to do science experiments with. I love seeing the wonder and amazement that kids have have when doing science experiments.

The winter science experiments on this list have all been tested by kids in the classroom, so you know that the experiments and science activities will fit your learning objectives.

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The Complete List of Winter Science Activities for Kids

Kids will love these winter science experiments!

These winter science activities are perfect for kids in preschool, elementary, and middle school Click on each of the links below to get the directions for that activity.

If you think the activities are too difficult or too easy for a certain age, you can modify them to suit the needs of your students/children.

hese winter science activities are perfect for kids in preschool, elementary, and middle school Click on each of the links below to get the directions for that activity.

Winter Science Experiments with Snow and Ice

Learn how to make frost and learn how frost forms on windows and surfaces when it’s cold out!

Find out how ice can be used as a magnifying glass when you do the Ice Magnifying Glass experiment.

Try your hand at making frost in a Jar!

This snow volcano experiment can be done outside in the snow if you have it, or you can used shaved ice indoors to create the same wintery effect when there is no snow around!

Here you can learn how to make an instant ice tower! And learn how to make an instant ice rainbow tower while you are at it!

Kids will love doing these Snow Science Experiments that use real snow!

Indoor Winter Science Experiments

Make this Snowstorm in a Jar science fair project and find out how blizzards work!

Make Winter Slime and explore non-Newtonian fluids.

Borax Crystal Snowflakes are both pretty and can show preschoolers how crystals form.

Get in on the magic of science when you learn how to make Hot Ice.

Watch the video below to learn how to do the snowflake science experiment!

Turn a regular snow globe craft into a snow globe science project with a few simple changes and additions!

These fun winter science experiments in jars can all be done inside of a jar! Super fun and easy to try at home during winter break.

If you have a science fair during the winter months, check out these fun winter science fair projects!

Winter Science Experiments by Grade Level

Toddlers will have a blast with these winter science experiments for toddlers!

Preschoolers will have a blast learning about snow and other fun educational concepts with these preschool snowman printables!

If you have preschoolers or are teaching preschool, these winter science experiments for preschoolers are just what you need!

These winter science experiments for kindergarten are perfect for kids who are 5 or 6 years old.

Elementary teachers can use these winter science experiments for elementary to teach the basics of winter science!

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