In the Ice & Snow unit, the following information is taught: snowflakes are makes from water and have a hexagonal shape; the same amount of ice is bigger than the same amount of water. Students will also learn that ice is less dense than water and that salt lowers the freezing point of water. They will be amazed at how frost can form right in front of them.
Enrichment activities are offered at the end of each experiment. They will encourage students to leave out one step in a sequence or try using different materials to see if their results are similar to previous results. Students will sure be shocked when they see what happens to the water level in a glass after the ice melts. They will enjoy drawing pictures of their favorite snowflake; when you hang up their drawings it will look like a winter wonderland in the room. Students will love pretending to be a water molecule and then show how it changes when they pretend to be an ice molecule. It is great fun!
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