On the ninth day of Christmas, Mother Nature gave to me….
Snow and ice science experiments
These science experiments are best done in cold weather! Some of them we’ve done before and some are new that we’ll try once it gets colder. Which ones are you looking forward to testing?
Start a fire with ice
For the older scientists who’ve lost interest in
simple kiddie projects. Use ice to start a fire!
Read how to do it, here.
Melting Ice Experiment
Let your kids add their own twist to this
melting ice experiment used by
The Chaos and The Clutter for a science fair project.
Read how they did it!
Scientists must rely on their observation skills
in order to conduct thorough investigations.
Practice using your skills of observation by
catching some snowflakes on black
construction paper and examining them
Read more at E is for Explore!
with a magnifying glass.
Mother Nature and Father Time Science
Mother Nature and Father Time team up to do some amazing things. Here are a couple ways to explore that concept.
Craft a Sundial
Have fun with the sun and shadows by making a sundial.
Did you know there are different types of sundials?
Find out how to make one, here!
Begin an annual Nature Journal
If you don’t already have one, this is the perfect time of year to start your nature journal.
Make entries all year round and learn to observe the natural world and how time changes it.
Subscribe to Trail Mix Digest for updates on the Winter Nature Journal eBook coming soon!
Getting Crafty with Science Experiments
These science projects may take a bit of crafting, digging for supplies or clean up time.
I mentioned these in the 10 winter outings for family fun and here they are again!
It’s because I’m excited to give these a try the next time it dips below freezing where we live.
From Housing A Forest
Where I live, in Georgia, we’re lucky if we get a snow day.
When it’s cold, but never snowing, make your own snow!
Read how to make fake snow on Momma’s Fun World
These science crafts from Babble Dabble Do are really fantastic.
A great way to combine science, holiday decorating, arts and crafts!
Read how to make them on Babble Dabble Do.
Animal Blubber Science Experiment
How DO animals swim in arctic oceans and survive winter conditions?
Explain it with this simple and quick experiment from Gift of Curiosity
Read how to do it, here!