Christmas Science Activities

Ornaments-Go-Round Christmas Science Experiments

Help kids explore and learn while having fun this holiday season with this super cool Ornaments christmas science experiments. In this Christmas STEM Project, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students will use a battery, magnet, and copper wire to make a motor to make free printable ornaments go around like a merry go round. This is a simple electronics project that will surely engage and impress students throughout the month of December. Don’t miss this spinning science project that makes the best christmas activities for kindergarten.

Help kids explore and learn while having fun this holiday season with this super cool Ornaments christmas science experiments. In this Christmas STEM Project, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students will use a battery, magnet, and copper wire to make a motor to make free printable ornaments go around like a merry go round. This is a simple electronics project that will surely engage and impress students throughout the month of December. Don't miss this spinning science project that makes the best christmas activities for kindergarten. 

Christmas Science Experiments

This simple christmas science project is such a cool December science experiment for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students. After decorating free ornament printable, children will build a simple motor with just 3 simple materials.  This is such a fun simple electronic projects that is sure to WOW your students while allowing them to learn and explore with a Christmas activity for kids.

You will be creating a homopolar motor with this project. Don’t worry, we will show you how to make a simple motor and it is not as hard as you may think! This just may be our favorite Christmas activity for kids we’ve done!

 

Christmas Activities for Kindergarten

All you need to complete this christmas themed science experiments are a few simple materials you may have laying around:

Supplies:

A quick note about safety. Please use common sense when using cutters and batteries as they can cause damage if not used and handled carefully. Also magnets are a known chocking hazard and should not be used by small children or any children without careful adult supervision.

how to make a simple motor

Christmas STEM Activities

Now to make your christmas science experiments preschool you will need to carefully snip off about 10 inches of copper wire. Now you are going to fold the wire in half and use your pliers to make a tight point. Now open up the sides to make a flat horizontal line. You just made the part the Christmas tree is going to spin on while sitting on top of the battery.

Leave about 2 inches on each side of the point and then fold the copper wire down 90 degrees. (you basically making a box).

At this point you need to get the right hight. So put 3-6 magnets on the bottom of the double a battery (the side that is flat). You will stand the batterup on top of the magnets and your copper wire box will sit on top and going around the battery.

TO make your final folds, you will want to fold it (again at a 90 angle) in to complete the box. You need the last side to be parallel to the magnets to complete the circuit. Not toching, but on the same horizon.

printable christmas ornaments

If you haven’t already, scroll to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template. Have your child colour the ornaments with crayons, markers, and colored pencils.

In the download their are several sizes for your child to experiment with. You will want 4 ornaments your kid will color, cut out and tape onto the top right and left corner. Then turn over the copper wire box and use a rolled tape on two other ornmanets so you will see pretty ornaments as your merry go round science project spins.

fun Christmas Activities for Kindergarten

Se the box on top of your battery so that the middle “stand” is on the bump or plus of your battery. It should start spinning slowly at first and get faster and faster. If that doesn’t happen immediately try these trouble shooting ideas:

  • use a different battery
  • make sure it is basically balanced (good kindergarten math skill!)
  • make sure the bottom ends are next to the magnets
  • Try turning the magnets around (still at the bottom)

Help kids explore and learn while having fun this holiday season with this super cool Ornaments christmas science experiments. In this Christmas STEM Project, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students will use a battery, magnet, and copper wire to make a motor to make free printable ornaments go around like a merry go round. This is a simple electronics project that will surely engage and impress students throughout the month of December. Don't miss this spinning science project that makes the best christmas activities for kindergarten. 

This easy christmas science experiments is sure to WOW and impress children of all ages as they learn a little about trial and error, how electronics works, make a fun STEM project for December, and have fun learning! If you are looking for another fun way to explore using your battery, magnets, and copper wire – try our Spinning Christmas Tree Christmas STEM Activities.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Kindergarten Worksheets and Games. As a busy mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Browse through more than 200,000 pages of FREE worksheets & educational activities for kindergartners! Plus don't miss her other sites www.123homeschool4me.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

2 Comments

    • SOrry about that, the download is now at the bottom of the post. ENjoy – my kids LOVED this project =)

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