10 Easy STEM Weather Activities I Know Your Kids Will Love

STEM weather activities
So how is homeschooling going for you? Most of us never planned to be homeschooling parents, but here we are. If 2020 has taught me anything, it’s to expect the unexpected and stop it with all your planning. Sometimes, the best thing you can do is live day-to-day. That’s exactly how I’m approaching homeschooling. I’m not planning too far in advance, I’m taking their teachers’ advice and lessons as they come, and supplementing my kids’ learning as many ways as I can. Last week, I did my very first STEM experiment with my kids. So, I thought it might be useful to share some easy STEM weather activities, in case you’re looking for hands-on STEM learning opportunities.

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My kids love doing science experiments at home. We’ve done several over the years – with slime being the favorite. (If you haven’t tried slime at home, here are 10 cool slime activities). My kids actually requested we make slime last week, but I decided I wanted to try something new. I wanted to encourage them to learn a new concept, so I chose to focus on making rain clouds with shaving cream (#10 below).

Weather is one science concept that is pretty easy for kids to understand because they experience the weather every day. Although it’s easy for them to grasp what the weather is, there are lots of ways you can teach them deeper concepts through hands-on activities. Here are 10 easy STEM weather activities you can definitely try at home. I bet you’ll have a lot of fun and your kids will even learn a new concept or two.

10 Easy STEM Weather Activities

1. Condensation and Frost

2. What Causes Storms

3. Tornado in a Jar

4. Water Cycle

5. Rainbows: DIY Spectroscope

6. Make Ice Grow

7. Simple Temperature Test

8. Wind Speed: DIY Anemometer

9. What Makes the Wind Blow

10. Shaving Cream Rain Clouds

I hope you find these STEM weather activities useful. There are so many different ways to engage your kids in STEM without just watching videos or reading text books. Hands-on activities are a great way for kids to learn concepts in a fun and approachable way. If you’ve been intimidated to try STEM activities at home, I hope you’ll give it a try. I promise, it’s such a great way to get kids more interested in STEM, which will only help them in the long-run.

If you’re looking for other fun at-home activities, here are 39 inexpensive or free activities for kids (some not relevant to our current Stay Home situation, but many are!)

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