Saturday, January 7, 2012

Winter Water Fun

Jack Frost might be nipping at your nose quite a bit in January. What better time to focus on the different states of water. So break out the hot chocolate and light the fire in the fireplace...let’s begin.

A chilly game of Melt the Ice Cube teaches children that salt, warm water, warm air, and warm hands help ice melt faster. Here is the PDF for printing the instruction sheet. You might want to follow this activity up with watching and timing ice melting in a pan. Be sure to boil the liquid water and watch for steam.

That is a super way for your visual learner to understand solid, liquid, and gas. When you are finished, let the hot water cool down and then freeze it so your child fully understands the whole process. Have your child illustrate the process of going from solid to liquid to gas.

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