So much science to know (Teacher, it’s cold outside.)
Why icicles glisten and glow (Teacher, it’s cold outside.)
What matter makes up snow? (Your students will want to know.)
Why is winter so cold? (Teacher, you’ll freeze out there!)
Students never seem to lose their sense of wonder when it comes to snow. The unexpected snow day, delayed start, or early dismissal has the potential to take student learning off the clear path you’ve carefully shoveled as schedules are rearranged and students are excited to play — no matter their age.
But play during the long, cold, and sometimes unpredictable months of winter doesn’t have to be limited to the outdoors.
What can you do in the classroom with students on short, cold, snowy, icy, and stormy days?
Create relevant learning experiences and increase student engagement!