Thursday, December 13, 2018

Teacher Approved Winter and Holiday Science Activities

Winter is a great time to explore snow and ice.  You can explore winter animals and how they stay warm.  The holiday season is a wonderful time to explore colors.   I surveyed teachers to find out what some of their favorite winter and holiday science activities are.  Here are some links to lots of great activities your students are sure to love.  Thank you to all of the teachers for completing the survey.

Exploring glow sticks is great for many holidays.  This is always a favorite with students.

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I love exploring insulation.  This activity is great for showing the importance of wearing mittens.  You may also want to test feathers, fabric, and fur.

Melting peppermints and other candies is lots of fun.  Just fill a small dish with water and put the candy in.  Would changing the temperature of water change the colors swirling?

Take the time to explore the science of snowflakes.

A burst of color will create excitement with students.  Creating rainbows of colors in milk is always fun during the winter season.

Explore salt and ice with students. 

Have fun exploring the world around you this winter season!


  1. Thanks for the excellent ideas! My students and I have STEM Fridays every week. Your great post will come in handy!

    1. Thank you so much. STEM Fridays sounds like so much fun. What a great idea!!

  2. Lots of great science ideas that are not only fun but educational as well...Thanks for sharing!!

  3. These are fantastic ideas. Makes me want to go back to school again ... well almost :)!!
    Seriously, with lessons like these everyone will love science class! Thanks for sharing.

  4. So many great ideas!!! Thank you for sharing :)