STEAM Saturday – Snow Storm in a Jar! (2/25/2023)

Winter is winding down, but we have no shortage of winter STEAM activities for you to do at home with your child.  Creating a Snow Storm in a Jar is a fun way for your child to learn about density and chemistry, while also getting just a little messy!  Here’s what you’ll need for this simple and engaging experiment:

First, add 1-2 inches of water to your jar.  Then mix in some white or blue paint and glitter.  Now, add enough vegetable oil so that your jar is about 3/4 of the way full.  Cut your Alka-Seltzer tablets into quarters and begin adding them to the jar one quarter at a time.  The water and oil will be forced to interact to release the carbon dioxide created by the Alka-Seltzer tablets, and the result looks like a magical winter snow storm!

See the full experiment and the science behind it from STEAMSational HERE.

As always, get as creative as you want, and above all, have lots of fun learning together!

We’ll see you right back here next Saturday for another STEAM Saturday activity!  Scroll through the rest of our website to learn how Critchlow Adkins is Building Brighter Futures for the children and families we serve!

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