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Science World’s Winter Activity Pack

Have a chill day with Science World's Winter Activity Pack! Catch the magic of the auroras with citizen scientists, travel across the tundra with a celebration of polar bears and enjoy winter-themed activities all from the comfort of your home.

Science Theatre At Home


Chasing Steve is a documentary about a group of unwitting Alberta aurora chasers who discover a new phenomenon in the night sky and name it. Get the popcorn ready and stream this Science Theatre show at home.

Password: Aurora

At-Home Experiments

Fun-filled winter-themed activities with household ingredients.

Ice Cube Towers

Create chilly architecture and investigate how liquids and solids interact. You'll need:

  • ice cubes
  • salt in a salt shaker
  • plate or tray to work on

Grow Your Own Crystals
Try "planting" this overnight garden using:

  • string
  • pipe cleaners
  • epsom salt
  • hot water

Musical Bottles
Check out how the speed of vibrations affects pitch in this musical experiment. You'll need:

  • identical glass bottles
  • water
  • a spoon or pencil

Polar Bear Cam

A virtual Tundra Buggy trip in Churchill, Canada to see polar bears as they wait for sea ice to form on Hudson Bay. Courtesy of our friends at Polar Bears International.

Virtual Field Trips

Watch the sun set on the Arctic Henge located in one of Iceland's most remote northern villages, watch snow coverage from space and check out the glittering glaciers and steep-walled fiords of the Auyuittuq National Park.

Auyuittuq National Park

The Arctic Henge

Ice & Snow From Space


Looking for more at-home experiments?

Continue the experimentation, curiosity and fun with some of our favourite resources and at-home activities.

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Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Time-Travel T-Rex

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.