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Science World’s Winter Activity Pack

Get up to snow good this holiday season 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 create your very own winter decorations all from the comfort of your home.

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Science World's Winter Activity Pack

Science Theatre At Home

Chasing Steve is 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 use the password Aurora to stream this Science Theatre show at home.

At-Home Experiments

Fun-filled winter-themed activities with household ingredients.

Winter Reflector
The science of light helps to keep you extra-visible on dark Canadian winter nights (and days). You'll need:

  • craft foam or cardstock paper
  • reflective tape
  • hot glue gun
  • string, clips or pins

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 winter sea ice to form on Hudson Bay. Courtesy of our friends at Polar Bears International.

Bird-tastic Winter Decorations

Printable ornaments featuring our favourite local feathery friends.

Virtual Arctic 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

Our nerds at Science World wish you and your family a very warm, safe and happy holidays.