We love simple science experiments. Last week’s science theme activities from Discover & Explore have me so excited to try some new investigations with the kids here at home. Today we’re featuring experiments that will help kids learn about the weather. There are some great hands-on ways for kids to really explore changes in the weather.
Featured Science Experiments for Kids
Explore changes in temperature with this DIY thermometer from What Do We Do All Day?
Learn about clouds with this ivory soap cloud experiment and cloud sensory bin from Life with Moore Babies.
Find out what causes thunderstorms with this engaging experiment from Life with Moore Babies.
Learn about tornadoes and rain clouds with these activities from Little Bins for Little Hands.
Let kids explore first hand why roads are salted in the winter with this ice and salt activity from Life with Moore Babies.
See how frost is formed with this quick and easy science experiment from Life with Moore Babies. Then see if you can find frost in your area on a cold day.
Kids can explore why leaves change color with this experiment from How Wee Learn. While the change in color is not solely due to the change in temperature the intensity of colors is related to cooler temperatures. You can find a more detailed explanation of the science of color in autumn leaves from The United States National Arboretum.
I hope these ideas give you some inspiration for investigating the weather with your little learners. I know I can’t wait to try them out!
These posts and other highlights have been pinned to the Discover and Explore Pinterest Board.
More Science Experiments from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts
Fun Science Activities for Kids (KC Edventures)
Reflections in Mirrors (Buggy and Buddy)
Floating Egg Science Experiment (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Bubbles in a Bowl Science (Teach Preschool)
Toddler Science Experiments (Twodaloo)
Upcoming Discover and Explore Themes
- November 13-Cooking with Kids
- November 20–Life Skills
- November 27–Gifts
- December 4–December Holidays
- December 11–Indoor Games & Play Ideas
- December 18–Winter
More Math and Science Activities with Fizz, Pop, Bang!
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It includes 40 educational projects and 20 printables including a set of build-your-own 3D shape blocks, engineering challenge cards and a range of math games.
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