This investigation is for Kindergarten and first grade. A 2nd / 3rd Grade and 4th / 5th / 6th Grade version is available. Please make sure you download the correct grade level.
In this investigation students will use the scientific method to investigate how salt affects ice. The students will test if salt will affect the ability of a piece of string to pick up an ice cube. They will write a hypothesis, follow procedures, record observations and data, create a graph, and write a summary. The students will learn how to rank their observations to create a graph. By the end of this investigation the students should understand that salt affects ice allowing string to hold an ice cube.
The materials needed are:
cup or Mason jar
Included in the 13 page digital download:
6 Page Investigation Journal written at the student’s level
This investigation is part of a series. This investigation is for kindergarten and first graders. It focus on 1 trial and only one change. Check out the 2nd/3rd Grade version and 4th/5th/6th grade version. Both expand by providing 3 levels. Older students perform 3 trials and calculate the mode.
This investigation is great for a classroom, home school lesson, or a science fair project. Teachers will love its’ ease of use and students will enjoy watching the string hold the ice cube. I have used it for family science nights and both students and parents loved it.
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