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Objects in Ice


Tiny toys
Large container
Chart paper and marker


1. Have children put the tiny toys into a container.
2. Pour in enough water to cover the objects, and freeze.
3. Ask the children to check the container throughout the day.
4. When the water is frozen solid, remove the block of ice and pass it around for everyone to
5. Ask the children if they know how to get the toys out again and how long it might take for
the ice block to melt if left out. Write down their suggestions and predictions. Try one or two
of their suggestions.
More to do
Outdoors: On a cold winter day, take a walk and look on the ground for small ice patches.
Give children sticks and let them poke at the ice to see if it is completely frozen.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Science/Discovery/Nature
Topic: Weather
Content: Science
Area: Cognitive
Age: 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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