When winter arrives, we have always believed it is better embrace the changing season than to try and fight it. Some folks complain about the cold, snowy weather – not us. Think of all the cool winter STEM projects we can try. Like all of these snow STEM activities for kids.
Yep, a good snowfall is a great time to try a snow STEM challenge with the kids or your students. And, if you happen to live in a place where the snow doesn’t fall – we’ve got you covered too. You can experiment with making your own snow from simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
What do you think? Would experimenting with snow make those chilly days a whole lot more fun? We certainly think so!
What is a STEM Activity?
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. So, a STEM activity is a hands-on learning opportunity that involves at least one of these components. STEAM activities also include Art in the possibilities. It’s great to introduce your kids to simple STEM and STEAM activities at home and expose them to the joys of science, tech, engineering and math.
Snow STEM Activities for Kids
Here comes a BIG snowstorm! Learn how to make your very own snowstorm in a jar from One Little Project.
Messy Little Monsters shares how to make a snow volcano! Yes, you’ll have snowy lava pouring out of your snow volcano.
Curious about the science behind the formation of snowflakes? Have a look at our hands-on lesson on how snowflakes form. They aren’t just frozen raindrops.
KC Edventures explore the question, how much water is in snow? Get the kids measuring and observing with this STEM activity with snow.
If you don’t have any snow at home – not to worry. Have fun and learn how to make your own fake snow with this simple recipe from The Purposeful Nest.
This one is for the more creative kids. Learn how to make a snow globe with our simple to follow tutorial.
123 Homeschool for Me shares an easy melting snowman experiment. Build a snowman and then watch what happens when he melts away.
Here’s another fun experiment for those of you who don’t have real snow. Test 3 different fake snow recipes with The Homeschool Scientist.
Science Kiddo shares a super active/reactive expanding snowman-in-a-bag experiment.
Learn how snowshoes work and how they help in the deep snow, from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls.
Steam Powered Family shares an experiment that explores which melts faster, snow or ice.
Wondering how much snow falls where you live? Make a silly snowman snow gauge like Preschool Toolkit made.
Little Bins for Little Hands shares how to grow your own crystal snowflakes. What a beautiful science experiment and art project all in one.
Inspiration Laboratories has fun experimenting with the weight of snow
Share it Science helps kids learn how to examine animal tracks in the snow…what a cool snow activity
Which snow science activity will you tackle first?
Check out all of these awesome winter STEM activities for kids
What about getting crafty with winter crafts for kids too.
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