5 Winter Science Experiments
Embrace the cold and explore what winter has to offer with some fun and excitement! Round up your kids and a few supplies and have some family fun with these five winter science experiments.
2. SNOW VOLCANO
2 Tablespoons baking soda
1 Tablespoon dish soap
A few drops of food coloring
2 Tablespoons vinegar
1. Mix everything together except the vinegar into a small container.
2. Carefully shape a volcano around the container using snow.
3. Add vinegar, stand back, and watch the eruption.
3. FROZEN BUBBLES
1. Blow bubbles and watch the bubbles freeze mid-air, explode, and drop to the ground. If you’re lucky, the bubble will bounce along the surface of snow like a ball until it shatters.
2. For best results and longer-lasting frozen bubbles, blow the bubbles in an area shielded from the wind.
4. WINTER SCENT LAB
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
5 Whole cloves
1 Cinnamon stick
4 Peppermint Altoids
1 Teaspoon coffee grounds
6 Empty bottles or glass jars
1. Place each scented item in a separate jar.
2. Fill with water and seal/cap.
3. Color the liquid to disguise the contents.
4. Let the mixtures sit for 24 hours. Once the water has absorbed some of the scents, remove any undissolved items from the jars.
5. Ask your child to attempt to match the smell of each of container to an ingredient.
5. FAKE SNOW
3 Cups baking soda
1/2 Cup white hair conditioner
1. Combine the baking soda and white hair conditioner.
2. Let your child explore and create in their new pile of snow.