The drop in temperatures and change in seasons create the perfect opportunities to teach youth about the world around them. To help spark youths’ interest in STEM and support their curiosity, we’ve compile a few easy and inexpensive STEM experiments to try out during the winter months.
Selecting relevant STEM activities that help learners understand what’s happening around them will spark their interest, wonder, and excitement for science in a way that’s meaningful and useful to them. To ensure a quality learning experience, remember that activities should be relatable, serve all youth, and meet the needs of your program. Check out our post, How Do I Know if it’s a Good STEM Activity for tips on evaluating and selecting quality winter STEM activities.
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Creating a quality learning experience goes far beyond selecting the right activity. While quality activities are the building blocks to quality learning experiences, it’s essential to engage with youth in a way that fosters learning and understanding while conducting the experiment. When facilitating any STEM activity, make sure to engage with youth by asking purposeful questions, encourage learners to explore their curiosity by giving them control, and support youth in reflecting and processing experiences.
*The activities offered here have been compiled from outside sources. Check the links for more information.