We shared ideas for seed science experiments for kids last week. Today we will share weather science experiments for kids to do in the spring. As winter comes to the end, the weather is changing in so many different ways, warmer temperatures, longer days, more or fewer rains, melting snows, and strong winds, … there are many fun weather activity ideas to do with kids. Here are some on my list.
Hands-on Weather Science Experiments for Kids
All ideas here are hands-on, meaning kids will make something. But all are simple to do, with no need for special materials.
Make a weather vane to show wind direction
Make an anemometer to measure wind speed.
Create a thunderstorm in your kitchen
Make a rain gauge to measure rainfalls
Create a rainbow at any time – don’t have to wait for the rain.
Create some tiny lightning to see how lightning is formed
Create a tornado in a jar or in a bottle
Watch the cloud form in a bottle or in a jar on your kitchen counter is a fascinating experience for young children
Make a thermometer of your own with simple materials you already have at home
Do you have suggestions on weather science experiments and weather activities for kids?
I hope you like these science experiments. Doing science at home is not just for fun, it is also to cultivate child’s interest in science and help them grow scientific thinking skills. I encourage you to follow the scientific steps while working with kids on these fun activities. I outlined the steps and developed this Science Experiment Recording Sheet. I highly recommend using it, even with young children. They can draw pictures if they can’t write. It is the process that is important, starting with questions and hypotheses.
Looking for more easy and fun science activities for kids to do in Spring? Check out 9 Seed science experiments for kids.
For more nature science activities, check out 100+ Natural Science Activities for Kids and 7 Wind Science Activities for Kids
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