Saturday, January 8, 2011

Ice Ice Baby!

Living in North Florida, we almost never see sleet or snow.  And usually the only ice we see comes in the crushed or cube forms to keep stuff cold in the blazing hot Florida sun.  So you can imagine how much fun it is for my Kinders to observe large chunks of ice.  But we have to make our own. And that's just what we did this week in a cooperative Science activity with Mrs. Stallings' KG class next door.

First we started with a large cake mold of frozen water

Then a middle size bowl of frozen water was placed on top of it

Finally a smaller bowl of frozen water was placed on the very top

Then we dropped food coloring on the ice so that
we could easily see the ice melting

Using more than one color added some learning magic

As the ice melted, the colors mixed to create new colors.
This added a cool learning element to the lesson that we had not anticipated. 
Don't you just love it when that happens?

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