Super fun science experiments for kids to do in winter
Winter is here! Many of you are experiencing lots and lots of snow and at the very least, very cold temperatures. There’s only so many outdoor winter activities you can do before you have to head inside for some indoor boredom busters. What better time to enjoy some winter science experiments for kids!
We love science and have so much fun doing science experiments for kids of all ages. You may have seen our round-up of spring science experiments for kids or the ever popular pumpkin STEM experiments that are oh so fun in the Fall – it is about time we share with you all our favorite winter science experiments for kids!
27 Winter Science Experiments for Kids
The kids will love these easy science experiments that use real ice and snow. With just a little bit of set up, they are easy to do and so much fun.
We don’t get much snow here so we always enjoy making our own snow for a fun sensory experience.
Have you ever wondered why we salt the roads when there is ice and snow? Learn all about the science behind why salt melts ice.
The kids will all be wowed when they watch how ice can grow.
Another way to watch your ice grow is with this cool melting snowman experiment.
Watch your ice become sticky with this experiment or make erupting snowballs, an experiment that’s sure to wow them.
If you are studying the arctic you will enjoy learning how penguins stay dry or how arctic animals stay warm.
Learn all about how snowflakes form with this experiment to make your own snowflakes at home then continue the study to learn why snowflakes are always six sided.
If you really want a wow factor, you can try this frozen bubbles experiment or make a crystal sun catcher to hang and look through outside.
Outdoor Winter Science Experiments for Kids
Head outside and explore the effects of a winter snow volcano or stay inside, nice and warm, and make your own snowstorm in a jar.
I just love these painted ice lanterns – a great STEAM project that mixes together science and beautiful artwork.
For more winter science experiments you can head outside and explore why pinecones open, and discover if mittens really keep your hands warm.
Of course you can always bring the winter inside, too, for some fun experiments. Discover how many inches of snow it takes to make one inch of water or make frost appear in a can.
You can make fizzing ice and watch the cool effects or create some melting ice bergs. They will really love to test out their ice fishing skills while discovering how make ice melt faster.
science experiments for older kids
A really cool experiment is to make a magnifying glass from ice!
The older kids will really enjoy figuring out how to move a wire through ice or learning about friction and figuring out what slides the best on ice.
If you’re not afraid of a little heat you can set ice on fire or create the illusion of hot ice!
Whatever winter activities you decide to do, science experiments with kids is a great hands on way to learn!