Due to lower temperatures and changes in weather, winter provides unique opportunities for scientific exploration. Whether you experience below freezing temperatures during the winter or not, we have found some great ideas for investigating “snow” and “ice” this month. We also threw in some other ideas for indoor fun and activities to celebrate some of the special events happening in the next few weeks. So get busy trying some of these experiments and who knows, you may discover something new.
- Groundhog’s Day is February 2nd, have some fun with shadows.
- Figure out the biology of bread.
- Enjoy the cold with frozen bubbles.
- Harness the sunshine with these crystal suncatchers.
- Too warm for snow and ice, make some snow dough.
- Are the kids curious about how animals stay warm in cold weather?
- Get creative with shimmery snow paint.
- Create a snowman launcher.
- Experiment with some hot ice.
- Build some snow-free snowmen.
- Learn how to draw a football for the Super Bowl, February 7, 2016.
- Make a bird feeder for our winged friends.
- Explore a new ways to use hearts this Valentine’s Day.
Looking for a few more ideas for winter activities?