How can we help the penguins not slip when they walk on the ice? This science investigation explores the idea of salt melting ice after reading Steve Metzger's book, The Five Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice. Metzger's book is a wintry spin on the Five Little Monkeys story and a perfect companion to this science experiment.
The following Next Generation Science Standards are met by completing this investigation activity:
2-PS1-1.: Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. [Clarification Statement: Observations could include color, texture, hardness, and flexibility. Patterns could include the similar properties that different materials share.]
K-2-ETS1-1.: Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.