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.
FIND EVEN MORE WEATHER THEME ACTIVITIES IN OUR PRINTABLE WEATHER LESSON PLANS.
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.
GET A FULL WEEK OF WEATHER THEME LEARNING AND PLAY
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
This set includes active hands-on learning ideas and the following printables:
1) Weather Counting Mats (in color, 1-20)
2) Weather Addition Mats Activity
3) Record the Weather Graph
4) Weather Emergent Reader (3 versions, in color and b/w)
5) Upper and Lowercase Alphabet Matching Cards
6) Weather Number Cards (0-35)
7) Weather Measurement, Ordering and Patterns Activity
8) Weather Roll and Graph Game
9) Word-Picture Cards (12 included)
10) Sunny Beginning Sounds Activity
Also available in our Teachers Pay Teachers shop.
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)