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Open this lesson by giving a brief history of ice cream. Using liquid nitrogen to lower the temperature, preteens make their own confection. The accompanying activity sheet queries learners about freezing point, the properties of liquid nitrogen, and stabilizers. The activity sheets and the use of liquid nitrogen make this resource most appropriate for upper elementary learners during a matter unit.
Ice Cream in a Bag
Learners discuss the three states of matter and how they are affected by temperature. They make ice cream in a bag while observing how temperature change affects the mixture. They discuss why some specimens froze more quickly than others and how salt affects the freezing time.
Ice Ice Baby! The Design and Preparation of A Reusable Ice Pack
Students explore polymers by designing and preparing an inexpensive and effective reusable ice pack. They develop and test a design for a reusable ice pack in the science lab. Students apply chemical and physical properties of polymers and their uses while creating the ice pack.
Learners examine the various forms that ice can take. For this melting ice lesson students view videos on climate and global warming.
Preschool Lesson Plan: Ice
Students explore physical science by reading a water properties story in class. In this ice formation instructional activity, students read the book Five Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice before creating snow cones in class. Students utilize ice cubes, white paper and paint to create "ice paintings" in class.
Water and Ice
Students observe and discuss what happens when water turns to ice and when ice turns into water. In this freezing and melting lesson plan, students observe ice and water and complete hands on activities that change their properties.
Students read books, learn about the letter i, and eat ice cream all to learn about ice cream. In this ice cream lesson plan, students also scoop play dough to simulate scooping ice cream.
The Ice Age
High schoolers study the ice age and the causes of it. In this Ice Age instructional activity students examine why those animals became extinct and complete activity sheets.
When Land Ice Melts
The Artctic and Antarctic Ice caps are the focus of this Earth science lesson. In reality, this is more of a demonstration than a lesson, but there is some rich discussion that happens before, during, and after the demonstration takes place. Very interesting idea!
How Many Ice Creams?
Pupils discuss their favorite ice cream flavors and read the math problem. They brainstorm the problem and brainstorm for ways to solve the problem. Students work in pairs and share solutions.
Ice Cream Chemical and Physical Changes
Fourth graders identify characteristics of a simple physical and chemical change. They describe objects by the properties of the materials from which they are made and that these properties can be used separate. Students describe the physical properties of ingredients used to make ice cream.
Clifford and the Big Ice Cream Mess Lesson Plan
Students talk about books. In this book talk lesson, students read Clifford and the Big Ice Cream Mess. Students then participate in a book talk and write a response regarding what went wrong in the story.
I C E ( Ice Cream Experiments) Lesson
Learners make ice cream. They use the experimental process to improve the ice cream working with variables in the recipes.
"Heat Transfer and Ice Cream!"
Students analyze earth science by creating a frozen treat in class. In this heat transfer lesson, students discuss how matter is transformed from solid to liquid and liquid to gas when energy is removed from the equation. Students conduct an experiment in which they squish a bag full of ingredients with their bare hands in order to create ice cream.
Trapped by the Ice
Third graders read the story "Trapped by the Ice" which is about the Antarctic adventures of Sir Ernest Shackleton. They identify, write and share examples of respect and responsibility demonstrated by the stories' characters. Students create a character trait doll about themselves. Students write ways they show respect and responsibility.
Winter Advisory: The Effect of Salt on the Freezing Point of Water
Why do we salt roads when they have ice on them? Middle school physical scientists experiment to find out that salt lowers the freezing point of water. This classic lab experiment has a practical application and is also designed to meet Common Core standards for literacy in science.
Sea Ice: Unscrambling the Egg Code
Students determine sea ice thickness, concentration, and floe size by reading egg codes. In this sea ice conditions lesson, students color code a map based on prescribed criteria and use the maps to identify changes in sea ice conditions.
Sea Level: Ice Volume Changes
Learners examine relationship between ice volume and the Earth's sea level, and describe how differences in ice volume and composition relate to changes in the Earth's climate.
Melting the Ice: Energy Transfer
Young scholars study thermal energy and energy transfer to sea ice processes. In this energy transfer lesson, students make their own ice cream and discuss energy transfer and thermal energy. Young scholars view a radiation overhead and its role in sea ice growth. Students watch a demonstration using water, saltwater, and ice cubes. Young scholars complete a worksheet about melting the ice.
Melting the Ice: Energy Transfer
Learners compare and contrast the different types of heat transfer. In this earth science lesson, students draw and label the energy transfer that takes place in sea ice. They make ice cream in the lab and explain how salt and ice work together to freeze the mixture.