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5 Ways you can fix the Winter Blahs with a bit of Science

Christmas is over. The new year has begun and spring is around the corner.

Yet, we are still stuck inside because it is just too cold to go out!

February seems to be the time of the year when the "winter blahs" really set in. It's that time of year in which we tend to find ourselves with frozen toes, antsy kids, and no more ideas.

What can you do to inject a little life into this shortened month? 

Add a bit of fun with science!

5 Ways you can fix the Winter Blahs with a bit of Science

Here are five ways to can change those "blahs" to "ahhs" with a bit of science. 

1. Spend a day doing nothing but experiments.

Kids love to get their hands dirty with science experiments! Start the day by setting up a mock lab for them, one with different "ingredients" that they can mix and test - just be sure that none of them will explode your house!

Or you can plan a seasonally-themed day full of winter science experiments. Check out this post with 10 Snow Science Activities for ideas!

2. Start planning and growing your spring garden.

A garden is a great way for your students to observe plant science face-to-face, but they do take a bit of planning. Set aside a day or two this month to plan out your garden plots.

Then, start growing the seedlings you will plant once the weather turns warmer. Here is an interesting article with directions for building your own heat mat for starting your seeds.

3. Take a field trip to a science museum.

Pack up the students for the day and head on over to your local science museum!

They will love all the hands-on explorations and you will enjoy a day out of the house. Be sure to check for any discounts, as many science museums have special offers for homeschoolers.

4. Reverse engineer a broken electronic.

Many of us have old electronics collecting dust around the house, like old phones, remotes, or even TV's. Spend an afternoon taking apart these discarded items to see how they work.

Here is a great post on reverse engineering to help you get started.

5. Do a science fair project.

The typical science fair project can take about a month from start to finish, so February is the perfect time to do one. As a bonus, your students will enjoy spending time digging deeper into the subject of their choosing.

Check out our science fair project series for more guidance on how to lead your students through completing this assignment.

Wrapping it Up

No matter whether you spend the day on experiments, take a field trip, or reverse engineer your home theater, you can count on science to bring some excitement to the humdrum days of February!

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