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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

***March Break Ideas***Winter Outdoor Experiments

Winter Experiments
Fun for all ages
(Please make sure an adult supervises)

Frozen Bubbles

What You'll Need:
  • Measuring cup
  • Soap powder
  • Sugar
  • Hot water
  • Bowl
  • Spoon or whisk 
  • Bubble wand

Mix 1/2 cup soap powder, 1/2 cup sugar, and 3 cups hot water. 

Take the bubble solution and a bubble wand outside. It must be below freezing temperatures and works best if there is little to no wind. Blow a bubble, and catch it on the wand and watch the bubble freeze into a ice bubble

Instant Snow

What You'll Need:
  • freshly boiled water (keep it as warm as possible)
  • really cold outdoor temperature -30 degrees or colder
Toss the cupful or pot of boiling water into the air and watch as the water turns into a frosty snow as it falls to the ground. 

Water must be as close to boiling as possible and temperatures outside must be -30 in order for this to work. Please be sure to supervise this activity and do not throw water towards anyone, if it does not work it could cause serious burns.

Frozen Balloons
What You'll Need:
  • Water
  • Balloons
  • Food Colouring
  • Scissors

Add a few drops of food coloring inside an empty balloon and then fill the balloon with water and tie the end with a knot. Bring the balloons outside in the winter (temperature must be below freezing). Allow the water in the balloon to freeze. Once it is frozen you can cut the balloon off and you will be left with a ice ball of coloured water.

Paint in the snow
What You'll Need:
  • Water
  • Food Colouring
  • Spray bottles
Mix water and food colouring into several different spray bottles. Bring the bottles outside and spray the snow. Watch the snow change colour and see what happens when you mix the different colours with the snow.

Snow Ice Cream

What You'll Need:
  • Clean fallen snow
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups milk
  • Sprinkles or syrup

Leave a large bowl (big enough to hold approximately one gallon) outside while it is snowing to collect fresh and clean snow.When the bowl is full, bring it inside and stir in the sugar and vanilla extract for taste.Stir in enough milk to reach your own desired consistency. Top your ice cream with sprinkles or chocolate syrup or both and ENJOY!!

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