Okay, I’m just going to say it: I am done with single digit temperatures! (And the windchills below zero.)
With the temperatures down so low, we decided to do a couple experiments with freezing water. Winter science is a great way to avoid cabin fever!
Winter Science Experiments
For our first experiment we carefully measured out 1 cup of water into 3 separate containers.
We placed one container in the refrigerator. (Sometimes the kids’ piddly amounts of water will freeze if they put their cup towards the back, so we wanted to test this out.)
We put another container in the freezer, and we stuck one container outside on the porch.
The I asked the kids which container would freeze the fastest. Knowing how cold it is outside right now, with below zero windchill factors, they went with the one outside. Smart kids!
We checked our containers every 10-15 minutes.
After an hour, the water in the refrigerator was very cold, but not frozen.
Since the windchill is really the factor right now, we did one more experiment.
I got out 2 old kitchen washcloths and got them wet.
We put one wet washcloth in the freezer and hung one over the porch rail outside.
The kids were fascinated by how it held the shape of the rail it had been hanging on. The one in the freezer was not frozen yet.
By then this mommy was finished with going outside to check on our winter experiments; it was time for hot chocolate for everyone!
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