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When Land Ice Melts
The Artctic and Antarctic Ice caps are the focus of this Earth science instructional activity. In reality, this is more of a demonstration than a instructional activity, but there is some rich discussion that happens before, during, and after the demonstration takes place.
Iceberg Ahead: How Does Temperature Affect the Density of Water?
Demonstrate how ice floats on water and get the class thinking about why icebergs are so deceiving. Investigators then experiment with mixing water of the same temperature and water of different temperatures. Make sure to explain the concept of density, what happens to water when it freezes, and why density changes as temperature changes and molecular movement slows down.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Illustrating Phase Changes
What middle-school scientist is not interested in dry ice? This collection of slides will walk you through how to use this fascinating material to demonstrate phase changes using carbon dioxide as the example. Photos and detailed instructions help ensure a safe and instructive experiment for your class.
6th - 10th Science
Human PreHistory 101 Part 2: Weathering the Storm
The last ice age occurred around 20,000 years ago. What were the conditions like? How did our ancestors survive them? These questions are briefly explored in a three-minute video clip. See how in a relatively short time, humans spread from the eastern coast of Africa, to live in almost every area of the planet.
3 mins 6th - 12th Science
Ice Skating Spin
A very interesting demonstration on angular momentum and velocity. If you've ever wondered why ice skaters are able to spin so quickly during their routines, this video explains it in scientific terms. By bringing one's arms in to the chest, the angular momentum is changed in a way that makes the velocity increase.
3 mins 9th - 12th Science
How Much Ice Cream?
A big ice cream cone is the perfect representation of a a mathematical sphere and cone. The activity asks learners to determine whether the scoop of ice cream can fit inside the cone if packed in. If not, construct a new cone that will fit the scoop of ice cream and be a reasonable size.
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review Glaciers and Water
Explore the amazing power of glaciers with a hands-on earth science experiment! After first learning basic background information, learners go on to create their very own chunks of frozen water and gravel in order to observe first-hand the ability of ice to carve and shape the earth.
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Ice Cream in a Bag
Here is a good version of this classic chemistry activity. Learners are given a simple recipe for how to make home-made ice cream by putting all of the ingredients into a ziploc bag. Before doing the activity, I would recommend having a discussion about the chemical reactions that will be taking place amongst the ingredients that allow ice cream to form.
1st - 6th Science
Instant Freeze - Soda Ice
Here is a fun display that will help your physical science fanatics understand freezing points and crystal formation. Use rock salt, sparkling water, and ice to create a -10¡C bath. Place full bottles of soda into the slurry to supercool the contents.
3 mins 6th - 12th Science
Dry Ice Activities Mini Lesson
Get your middle schoolers experimenting with dry ice. In the first activity, they place a piece in water and then use phenol red to identify its pH. In the second, they place a piece in a limewater solution and watch as the combination grows cloudy and then magically clears up!
7th - 8th Science
Graphing Sea Ice Extent in the Arctic and Antarctic
Students graph sea ice data and predict long term trends in the data. In this climate change lesson, students use sea ice data from the Arctic and Antarctic to construct line graphs. They use their graphs to predict the effects of global climate change.
5th - 12th Science