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ICE AND WATER [From: Science/Nature]
Written by: Jantje Blokhuis-Mulder [Jantje is one of the creators of KinderArt®]

Age:

2-5 years

Activity Summary:

Children will conduct an experiment where they watch ice turn to water.

What You Need:

•A hot plate or a microwave oven
•Ice cubes
•A pot or microwave-safe dish
•Towels
ADULT SUPERVISION!!!

What You Do:

  • Heat up the hot plate (not necessary if using a microwave oven).
  • Make sure you warn children that the plate is very very hot and not to touch it under any circumstances.
  • Show children the ice cubes.
  • Talk about the ice cubes.
  • Are they hot? cold? soft? hard? wet? dry?
  • Place the ice in a pot on the hot plate and watch it melt.
  • If you are using a microwave oven, place the ice cubes in a dish and microwave for a few minutes.
  • Talk about how the ice cubes look as they melt or after they have melted.
  • Is it still ice? Is it water? What happened to the ice?
  • Go over what happened.
  • Talk about how the ice became water as it was warmed up.
  • Keep asking questions and devote a good amount of time to letting the children come up with answers.


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