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Snowstorm in a Jar - STEM

Snowstorm in a Jar - STEM


What if you can witness a beautiful snowstorm without having to deal with shoveling or freezing into an icicle? Your wish is our command! In this STEM activity, we will be making a snowstorm in a jar. Be sure to put on those scientist goggles and watch the experiment unfold. We are sure you and your family will be amazed!

Materials List

  • A clear jar or cup
  • Alka Seltzer tablets
  • 1 teaspoon of white paint
  • Baby oil (a whole bottle)
  • Glitter
  • ¼ cup of water
  • A spoon or stick for mixing


  1. Fill the clear jar or cup ½ to ¾ with baby oil. (0:50)
  2. Add about 1 teaspoon of white paint into the ¼ cup of water. Mix fully and pour into the jar. (1:10
  3. Add a pinch of glitter to the jar. Let the glitter settle by tapping the sides of the jar. (1:38)
  4. Break an alka seltzer tablet into 4 smaller pieces. (2:04)
  5. Drop the alka seltzer pieces into the jar one at a time and observe the snowstorm! (2:22)

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