Cold Weather Science for Kids
Kids learn by doing and cold weather provides unique opportunities to practice "practical science." Below are some of the best winter learning activities on Family Education Network.
The Science of Snow: Snowflakes and kids are made for each other. You can use your children's natural curiosity about snow as a gateway into scientific exploration. Here's a primer.
Let it Snow! Here's a cool quiz with nifty questions like: What is the biggest snowflake on record? Bet you can't guess...
Snow Crystals: While no two snowflakes are alike, they can be generally classified into six basic patterns as a result of unique atmospheric conditions present at the crystal's birth. Think of them as a kind of "cloud diary" and a record of conditions aloft.
Playing in the snow: When it comes to playing in the snow, kids love it and we adults often get cold feet. Literally. This doesn't have to be the case.
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