Winter is a magical time for kids to engage in exciting and educational STEM projects. From exploring the science of hot chocolate to making your own snow, there are numerous opportunities for children to learn and have fun during the winter season. To inspire young minds, here are the top 5 winter STEM projects for kids!
Hot Chocolate Science Experiment
What’s better than a warm mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter day? This delicious science experiment involves examining the temperature at which water needs to be to make a mug of hot chocolate. It’s a fun and engaging way for kids to learn about heat transfer and states of matter.
Holiday STEM Challenge- Winter
Bring on the season with the Winter Holiday STEM Challenge. In this holiday design challenge, students work with a team to design and build the tallest gingerbread house…with a twist! Students follow the Engineering Design Process to create the best solution while following the provided criteria and constraints. Design brief, Challenge poster, and interactive STEM notebook pages are included in this design challenge.
Launch Marshmallow Snowballs
Have some fun designing and building catapults to launch marshmallow snowballs! It’s a fun and engaging way for kids to learn about physics and engineering while having a blast with their homemade catapults. Try the Crazy Catapults design challenge in the STEM Skills Challenge Bundle!
Holiday STEM Challenge- Christmas
Do your students celebrate Christmas? In the Christmas Holiday STEM Challenge, students design a sleigh for Santa that will fit all of the presents for kids on the Nice list! Students work in teams following the criteria/constraints and following the Engineering Design Process to design and build a successful solution. Design brief, Challenge poster, and interactive STEM notebook pages are included in this design challenge.
Make Your Own Snow
This STEM exploration involves putting baking soda in a bowl and slowly adding shaving cream to make “snow”. It’s a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn about chemical reactions and states of matter while creating their own snow indoors. Plus, if you’re a classroom teacher, it’s a great, fun way to clean desks and tables on the last day before holiday break!
Winter is the perfect time for kids to explore the wonders of STEM through hands-on projects and activities. With these top 5 winter STEM projects, kids can discover and learn while having a great time during the winter or anytime!