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Thank you for purchasing this resource “The Science Behind Ice Cream”.
This activity is designed to engage your students in scientific procedure and challenge them to explain the science behind the making and formation of ice cream.
This unit will cover the following NGSS Standards:
MS-PS1-4. Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
In a liquid, the molecules are constantly in contact with others; in a gas, they are widely spaced except when they happen to collide. In a solid, atoms are closely spaced and may vibrate in position but do not change relative locations.
This activity should take about 2 days to complete. This resource includes step by step instructions for students, there are also teacher notes and answer keys and rubrics. I have included an editable version, which will enable you to adjust the text to meet the requirements of your class.
Day 1: Introduction and Ice cream making lab.
Day 2: Theory, scientific explanation and conclusions.
The ice cream instructions and worksheet are all self explanatory, and your students should have no problems following the instructions from start to finish. In terms of preparation, you will have to set up the lab, it is fully customizable so you should have no problems adjusting it to the materials that you have available.
I hope that you and your students enjoy this resource. If you have any comments or questions please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
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