Winter Celebrations

Celebrate the season with your club! Many winter holidays have exciting chemistry connections. Explore these festive activities, labs, articles, and more.


  • Atomic Holiday Ornaments from AACT
    Design an atomic holiday ornament for a chosen element, along with a certificate of authenticity to display on a “Chemis-tree”.
  • Scientifically Sufganiyot from Royal Society of Chemistry
    How does a recipe for Hanukkah doughnuts compare to a scientific method or a set of integrated instructions?


  • Christmas Tree Combustion from Science Friday
    Use this activity to demonstrate the flammability of dry versus fresh needles of a tree such as fir or pine.


  • Chemistree from AACT
    Prepare a solution and use it to “grow” crystals on a paper Christmas tree.
  • Molding Metal from AACT
    Casting tin into molds creates unique ornaments.
  • Silver Test Tube Holiday Ornament from AACT
    A reduction reaction is used to create a silver-plated test tube holiday ornament.
  • Winter Crystals from AACT
    A supersaturated solution can be used to make snow/ice covered decorations overnight!
  • Ornament Making: A Holiday Redox Activity from Flinn Scientific
    Holiday fun—combine chemistry and art to design a holiday ornament!
  • Poinsettia pH Paper from ThoughtCo.
    Tired of plain old pH paper? Make your own holiday style! using poinsettia plants.



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