At-Home Holiday Science


At-Home Holiday Science

By Adventure Science Center

At-Home Science

Bring your little explorer some extra holiday cheer with these STEAM-focused, holiday-themed activities and experiments. 

Holiday STEAM Activities

  1. Take a nature walk to identify evergreens or other cool-weather plants in your neighborhood. Read up on confiers before you head out or take this twig identifier sheet with you.
  2. Watch this video to learn the chemistry of cookies then whip up a batch of your favorite holiday treat. 
  3. Perfect for a Christmas morning surprise, grow your own crystal candy cane to hang on the tree. 
  4. In case your holidays aren't wild enough, make these easy catapults that will teach your explorer about engineering and math.
  5. For the little builder in your household, see who can make the tallest gumdrop tower
  6. Learn about density and gas with this dancing bells experiment. What else could you get to dance?
  7. And because we know it was on their holiday wish list, SLIME! Try out this fluffy, candy cane slime for a lesson in chemistry and hours of fun!

Be sure to share pictures from your holiday experiments and discoveries and tag @adventuresci. We'd love to see you and your little explorers enjoying science at home this holiday season.

Happy Holidays!  

gumdrop towers
Crystal Candy Canes




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