Winter Science | Freezing And Melting Points Ice Experiment | Grade 4 5

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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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Explore the states of matter with a hands-on science investigation on freezing and melting. Discover how salt affects the freezing point of water by trying to dangle ice on a string. Teachers will find the packet easy to follow and a great way to teach journal writing. Students will have lots of fun and be engaged. Great for the winter season.

This investigation could be used at the beginning of a unit on water as a way to get the students interested. It also works well at the end of a unit to test if the students can use their knowledge to figure out what is happening.

Digital and Distance Learning Approved. This is a great way to get students to use the scientific method at home. The supplies are simple and can be modified with what students have on hand. The file is a PDF, but comes with a pre-created Easel by TpT overlay. We added text boxes and tips for completing it online. Click "Open in Easel" on each the product page to get started. They can be added to your Google Classroom as an assignment. Students can also print and complete. A science lab teacher can also assign all the grade levels which allows families to conduct the experiment together.(See the Bundle.) If you don't have Google Classroom you can send the overlay as a link to Google accounts. If that is not possible use the PDF in a program like Kami extension to create an online version with text boxes. We already did it for you for in Easel. You could conduct the experiment as a demo for the students and then they try it. Get creative!

Students will use the scientific method to investigate how salt affects ice. The students will test if the amount of salt will affect the ability of a piece of string to pick up an ice cube. They will identify the independent and dependent variables, write a hypothesis, follow procedures, record observations and data, create a graph, and write a summary. By the end of this investigation, the students should understand that salt lowers the freezing point of ice.

Teachers will love its' ease of use and simple supplies. They will enjoy watching the students hold the ice cube with the string. We have used it for family science fair workshops and both the parents and students loved it.

Supplies needed: cup or Mason jar, ice cubes, salt, string, water, time

Included in the Hands-On Investigation and Teacher Guide:

  • Background Information
  • 6 Page Investigation Journal written at the student’s level
  • Rubric
  • Answer Key
  • Terms of Use

This investigation is great for a classroom, homeschool lesson, or a science fair project.

This investigation is part of a series. The kindergarten and first graders focus on 1 trial and only one change. The 2nd/3rd grade version takes it up with 3 changes, 1 trial, and more writing. The 4th/5th/6th-grade version expands by providing 3 levels, performing 3 trials, and calculating the mode. More writing is expected.

Freezing and Melting Points: Dangling Ice Investigation for 2nd/3rd Grade

Freezing and Melting: Dangling Ice Investigation for Kindergarten and 1st Grade

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Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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