Christmas Science Labs and STEM from The Science Penguin
Do you need some FUN science activities to do before Winter Break? These 5 Christmas activities are engaging, educational, and the most fun your students will have this year!
• Milk and Cookies (includes differentiated exp
Have a little science fun in December for the Holidays!
Use the Scientific Method to conduct 3 experiments:
1st- Observe what happens when you add a candy cane to vinegar
2nd- How does water temperature affect the dissolving rate of a candy cane.
3rd- How does the type of liquid affect the dissolvi
In this inquiry activity you build a balloon rocket (elf) and time it as it 'flies' across a room. you then challenge students to create an elf using simple materials that will fly in a faster time than yours.
This is a fun way to teach Newton's Third Law of Motion, but there are 3 versions of the
This activity will help your students work through the Scientific Method in a fun and festive way. It will go over solutions and solvents by trying to dissolve a fall favorite, Candy Canes.
This set includes:
-6 solvent signs
-A direction page
-4 observation, recording sheets
-A Final obs
Having my students make Borax Crystal Snowflakes before the holidays is one of my all time favorite winter activities! With a few simple materials and a little preparation, your students will have fun learning science while they make a winter ornament that they will treasure for years to come! I s
Add some science to your Polar Express Day with these three hands on activities!
This product includes a simple science lab booklet with three experiments:
• Frozen Hot Chocolate - Will hot chocolate or water freeze first?
• Train Race - Which train will go faster and further - the train on ice or
Three Fun, Inexpensive, Christmas Science Labs that are low prep and tons of FUN!
3 different labs are included with easy to follow directions, lab booklets, and teacher material lists and tips. Each experiment includes an informational reading passage about the science topics covered in the lab. I
Run run as fast as you can! But the gingerbread man gets into trouble when he comes to a river!
Have some fun on the days before winter break and get your students thinking! This is a twist on the boat building density (buoyancy) challenge often done with aluminum foil and pennies.
Looking for something new and different to do with your students around the winter holidays? In this easy activity, students cut out holiday trees and dab on a solution made from a few household chemicals. In as little as a few hours, crystals will start to grow on the trees! Over time, the cryst
Christmas Hands-on Science Experiments and Activities- Common christmas decorations needed.
Life cycle of a Christmas tree- cut and paste
Internet research activity
5 life functions
Science extended response questions
Read the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. Then have the students complete the "Are Mittens Warm?" experiment. All you need for this engaging experiment is thermometers and mittens or gloves. Students will go through the scientific process to answer this question. This lesson could be modified to be com
Here is a simple, easy and fun way to get you through your Science Fair project this year! Teach your students all about how things dissolve in liquids. Easy prep and set up and includes all your headings and papers for your Science Fair board.
What do you do with students when they are already excited for a holiday- DO SCIENCE!!! What a great way to keep them focused on crazy days!
This is a simple twist on the common egg drop experiment- Students help Santa get the presents down the chimney in one piece.
Lots of scientific inquiry here
What do you do with students when they are already excited for a holiday- DO SCIENCE!!! What a great way to keep them focused on crazy days!
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Save the Gingerbread Man! Holiday Christmas Science Inquiry Experiment
Christmas Science Inquiry force exp
Fun, hands-on and engaging science activities are perfect for the classroom during the time before the holiday vacation. The resources in this bundle are excellent activities for upper elementary and middle school students. A festive 25% discount is given for each of the individual resources in this
Reign in the crazy on before Christmas vacation by engaging your students in STEM!
Students need to create a tool that will pick up a candy cane from a cup of lots of candy canes. They are trying to see how many they can pick up in 30 seconds. Brainstorm what types of tools could do that, but exp
This fun twist on a traditional Christmas poem reminds students of science safety rules using the poetic rhythm of the poem "'Twas the NIght Before Christmas." There are two formats of the poem: one-pager, and a half sheet (to conserve copies). Also, there are two versions of the poem based on the
Engage your little scientists while exploring the effect of temperature on marshmallows and candy canes in hot cocoa. Students will practice their science and engineering practices skills by making predictions, planning investigations, making observations, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and l
This Engineering Design Challenge is based on the picture book, Olive the Other Reindeer, by Vivian Walsh and J. Otto Seibold.
Can your group create the tallest gum drop tree using toothpicks and gum drops?
Materials: (per group)
One box of toothpicks
One bag of gum drops (Christmas ones work well
Want to incorporate some Christmas spirit into your Science classroom? In this CHRISTMAS SCIENCE ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIMENTS BUNDLE, you will find 10 fun-filled and engaging CHRISTMAS themed Science lab experiments, activities and demonstrations that can be customized to fit your classroom needs. I h
This is a fun, hands-on chromatography activity for the holidays! Snowman patterns are used for chromatography of water-soluble markers using various solvents.
Students will trace a snowman pattern onto filter paper, such as coffee filters, place ink marks on the snowman, and perform a chromatogra
Now is a great time to pick up some candy canes at more than 70% off their regular price! Why not use them to teach your students the SCIENTIFIC METHOD! This lesson is adaptable for many grade levels. It worked beutifully for my fourth graders and kept student engagement levels very high! The st
Use Chemistry to Solve a Crime! This Chemistry Module can be used as a whole unit using the concepts of separating mixtures (chromatography), solutions (acids/bases), density, and chemical and physical properties (testing powders) to solve a crime. At the end of the unit, students use scientific ev
Christmas Science Experiment - This product contains one simple science experiment that can be done independently by third, fourth and fifth graders. This can be done with second graders as long as they are able to read the materials.
- 4 small candy canes per student or group
Using the scientific method, students explore what happens when you soak a candy cane in a cup of cold water, a cup of hot water, and a cup of vinegar. Students will be going step by step, using the template to make it super EASY on YOU! They will be observing, Predicting, Writing, and drawing! So e
In this lab activity, the students will be testing 3 different cookies to see how much milk they absorb. This activity comes with student pages that have them follow the scientific method. Students will be predicting, measuring, recording observations/results, drawing conclusions and illustrating! I
Want to incorporate some Christmas spirit into your Science classroom? In this FREE CANDY CANE CRYSTALS CHRISTMAS LAB, I provide you with everything you need to bring Christmas spirit into your science class while practicing Science skills. This activity can be used as a demonstration for lower gra
This STEM project explores what every home in America wants at Christmas-the tallest tree! You provide the "trees" and they create a system to trim it within a 1/2 hour time limit. The materials are super easy-just paper, scissors, and pencils! All the materials you need for documenting their p
This is a fun and engaging experiment for learning about the changing states of matter. It gives students a chance to test out how and why a solid changes to a liquid.
Read aloud or have students read The Case of the Shrinking Snowman. This is about a detective who is called in by a kid who says hi
Super fun Christmas lab. This worksheet walks students through the scientific method. The only materials need are glue and scissors. The problem is Santa is worried that he will get stuck in a chimney. The elves have designed an experiment to predict which chimney Santa will get stuck in. Students
Try this holiday measuring practice to keep busy students occupied in those days before a vacation! Students follow a set of directions to draw a present. They can then decorate the wrapping paper on the present by coloring in their measured drawing.
Also included is a bonus activity where student
Who doesn't love hot cocoa?! Engage your middle school scientists while exploring the effect of temperature (thermal energy) on marshmallows and candy canes in hot cocoa. Students will practice their science and engineering practices skills by making predictions, planning investigations, making obs
Great holiday activities that offer real hands-on science and experiments using candy canes are presented in this bundle! The packet comes with all result tables and procedures. Each activity can be a stand-alone assignment or can be incorporated into student’s science notebooks. All the experiments
What a perfect blend of grocery-store chemistry, Christmas, winter, and science! Students will enjoy making crystal snowflakes out of pipe cleaners as you show them how to make a saturated crystal solution. The procedure to make the crystals is completely described and includes tips on preparing the
This is a fun holiday-themed STEM challenge that can be adapted for any grade level. Students must work within a budget to build Santa a parachute that will give him a slow, soft landing onto the rooftops! The activity can be adjusted depending upon how much time you have and which supplies you ha
Cookie CheMYSTERY chemical analysis lab! Great for middle school or high school physical science.
The local bakery needs your help! They lost the secret recipe for Grandma’s Amazing Sugar Cookies, and are down to their last bag of mix. Use careful observation to determine the ingredients included i
Calling all mad scientists! Here's a kid-friendly, Christmas themed eye-catching booklet where your students can record the entire scientific process during your classroom experiments.
We just launched the new Lucy Calkins Lab Reports unit of study in my classroom, and we're having a blast studying
Students go to five different stations to practice measuring length, volume, mass, temperature, and density. **This lab is very similar to our popular Measurement Lab from our Introduction to Science unit.** The download also includes teacher answer key and detailed set-up information. All terms a
Students use various melting agents to see which will melt ice the fastest. Measurement skills, parts of an experiment, and graphing are also reinforced. The download also includes teacher answer key and detailed set-up information.
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An interesting series of Christmas science experiments can be run using the extract from poinsettias. Students will enjoy extracting and using the pigments from poinsettia leaves in this set of hands-on wet labs! Poinsettia extract is an acid base indicator so it turns color in common acids and bas
Using the scientific method, students explore what happens when you mix food color, milk and dish soap on a styrofoam plate! It's a little bit of Elf MAGIC! Students will be going step by step, using the template to make it super EASY on YOU! They will be observing, Predicting, Writing, and drawing!
In this fun lab, students will produce tiny Holiday Card and use microscope skills to view them. It also comes with a fun bonus activity!
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5 Super Cool Winter Science Experiments is a hands-on ebook that contains snowy, sparkly, wintry fun for kids ages 4-10.Create your own icicles, launch tiny snowmen several feet into the air, grow your own wintry snow scene, conjure up an indoor snowstorm, and make a snowman explode using common hou
This STEM project explores what every home chef in America struggles with-thawing a turkey! You freeze the "turkey" (No turkeys will be harmed in this experiment-just erasers in deep freeze!) and they create a system to thaw it within a 3 hour time limit. You decide what materials to provide for
This STEM project explores what everyone want to hear on New Year's Eve-NOISE! You provide materials for students to design and try their own noisemakers in a 1/2 hour time limit. This STEM's goal is to explore how sound energy works. All the materials you need for documenting student progress
No More Boring Science presents 12 magical demonstrations for students of all grades. Inside you will find how to make silver christmas trees, huge snowflakes, festive fire, snow globes, beautiful holiday ornaments, and much more! All thanks to science!
Now including a Free Christmas Poster!
For the winter season, Christmas, or just to celebrate the cold weather :) Included in this package are science activities and printables to excite your students for the holidays and the winter season! Students will learn/engage in the following activities:
-Winter Solstice (NO PREP!)
This activity uses coffee filters and water-soluble ink pens to make beautiful snowflakes to use as classroom decorations during the holidays! They can be taped up onto windows, used as binder decorations, on the tree, etc. The neat thing about these snowflakes is that students use the principles
Older grades love to have fun before the holidays too! Use the crazy days before break to have students practice measuring mass, volume and density using holiday candy like candy canes, peppermints, mini chocolate candies, etc...
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Which bubble gum has more s
Use this booklet to help students complete the candy cane lab. This lab consists of using water, vinegar, and club soda to determine which liquid it will dissolve in the fastest! Students might be surprised!
This is an easy and fun activity for Earth Science classes learning about the rock cycle and crystallization. I use it with my 6th Grade students in Earth Space Science. The lab takes about four days to complete. Most of it is done at home.
This lab activity is aligned with the Next Generation Sc