It’s true. I heart Valentine’s Day! I mean, love is just such an awesome concept, why not celebrate it?
And of course, my favourite way to celebrate is with science! Here are some of the Valentines or heart themed science activities we’ve done so far – and more coming soon!
Fun Valentines Day Science and STEM Ideas from Go Science Kids
Check out these awesome Valentines STEM ideas from around the web. Love these!
- February is all about hearts, why not try making a working heart model, that really pumps! This one from Team Cartwright uses cups and a balloon, whereas this one from STEAM Powered Family uses plastic water bottles. Try making both and see which one works best!
- You could also try making a realistic 3D heart model with playdough, from STEAMsational.
- This is cool. Did you know you can draw hearts and then make them float? You can even chase them around with a paper straw! From STEAM Powered Family.
- Raising Dragons has another floating hearts challenge, using magnets!
- Can you balance a heart? ‘Love’ this centre of gravity idea that Babble Dabble Do shared at Red Ted Art.
- Recycle your old broken crayons and learn about crayon melting points, from From Engineer to SAHM.
- Make a Geometric Heart, from Teach Beside Me
- Paint your own Valentine cards using salt, to create a snowy or sparkly effect, like these from Inspiration Laboratories at Red Ted Art.
- Little Bins for Little Hands shares how to make a ‘Love’ heart in binary! Screen-free coding fun!
- Everyone loves fizzy science! Explore acid base reactions with these fizzy hearts from Cinta and Co’s post on Red Ted Art, or these from The Gingerbread House.
- Can you dissolve a conversation heart? Experiment with different types of liquids! From Sixth Bloom.
- Or perhaps you could make a conversation heart catapult instead, like this one from Joy In The Works.
- See if you can melt an icy heart? From Wee Warhols for Red Ted Art.
- Make fizzy volcano Valentine’s gifts, with adorable printable lava pun labels, from Natural Beach Living.
- Explore physics by making a balloon rocket and watching cupid fly! From Little Bins for Little Hands.
- This light up heart squishy circuit is a fun way for kids to learn about electricity, from STEAMsational.
- Try making Valentine’s thaumatropes! From Team Cartwright.
- If you’re into tangrams, you could try making a tangram heart, with this free printable from JDaniel4’s Mom.
- Or you could compare different candies with a Valentine’s Venn Diagram, from Jinxy Kids.
- Make a cute Valentine’s Jack in the Box craft, and learn about potential energy, from Adventure in a Box
- If you prefer tasty STEM activities, try making heart candy structures! From Little Bins for Little Hands.
- And of course, if all else fails, you could always make slime! (Making your own slime totally counts as a chemistry lesson, right?) This one is pretty from Artsy Fartsy Mama, or this one uses liquid starch, from STEAMsational, and this one from Little Bins for Little Hands includes tiny heart glitter pieces.