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Students perform an experiment with salt on ice to see a chemical change.  In this salt on ice experiment, students pour salt on ice and then food coloring to enhance the changes observed.  Students predict what will happen and hear the ice crackle.  Students make conclusions about the experiment.
Young scholars conduct an experiment.  In this salinity lesson, students learn about sea ice, why it is important and how changing amounts can affect the sea.  Young scholars conduct an experiment to find out the effects of salinity on the formation of sea ice.
For this global warming and the Arctic ice cap worksheet, students use two graphs showing data about the amount of Arctic sea ice between 1950 and 2006 and the percent of people surveyed that believe the Earth has gotten warmer over the last two decades to answer 4 questions.
First graders create ice cream in class.  For this matter lesson, 1st graders discover solids, liquids and gases and the properties of each.  Students produce a batch of ice cream in class using household items.
Fourth graders observe and identify a variety of weathering and geological activities in the area in which they live. This focuses primarily on what happened during the Ice Age, and how, even today, glaciers are shaping and re-shaping the landscape in certain parts of the world. A really good in-class hands-on activity is described which aptly illustrates the forces of glaciers.
Students attempt to get a plastic toy penguin from a block of ice. In this problem solving lesson plan, students are given a frozen plastic toy and a variety of tools. They must come up with their own way to free the toy from the ice.
Young scholars observe a demonstration of how melting snow and ice can contribute to mudflows. They then observea list of continents with the number of snow and ice covered mountains on each continent and discuss. They then label a group of volcanoes on a blank map and plot a volcano and its snowline including its approximate latitude.
Ice is nice, and its condition on the planet has a significant effect. Junior geoscientists experiment with ice melting in both water and on land to discover how each affect the rising sea level. This detailed lesson outline even includes photographs of the lab setup so that no questions remain. You will appreciate the ease with which you can implement this lab, which addresses a major current world issue. 
Steve Spangler has created a toy that relies on science to make ice cream! He uses a ball with two cylinders inserted. One contains rock salt and water, while the other contains the ice cream ingredients. Once sealed, a family kicks the ball around for 20 minutes to mix and freeze the concoction. Voil�! Exercise and dessert are rolled into one activity! You can purchase the ball or visit the Steve Spangler Science website to learn another method of making ice cream. This is a terrific way to introduce phase change or the states of matter to early elementary scientists!
A rather simple, but impressive activity is displayed in this Steve Spangler Science video. Dry ice, solid carbon dioxide, is used to create gas-filled bubbles. You can perform this as a demonstration when teaching chemistry classes about sublimation, polymers, or air pressure. Your class will never forget it!
Here is the recipe for making ice cream in a couple of zip-top plastic bags. It is a fun way to demonstrate phase changes, especially when the weather is hot! Use this in your elementary science curriculum when introducing the states of matter.
How can you turn an ice cream activity into a scientific investigation? It's easy if you know ionic compounds, heat transfer, and the exothermic and endothermic process. Learners will explore the science behind freezing, insulation, and changes in states of matter as they investigate what is actually taking place to help them create a frozen treat.
Young scholars study the egg code to learn about sea ice. In this sea ice lesson, students discuss and view a diagram to learn about the egg code when describing sea ice and its thickness. Young scholars work in groups to play a game using the egg code. Students complete a code breaking activity and visit a website to view sea ice in a specific area.
Learners are introduced to the concepts of perimter, diameter, circumference and measurements. In groups, they complete two worksheets in which they determine if the ice dimensions make a difference in the way it floats. They discuss their results to end the lesson.
Students study and observe types of sea ice found in Alaska. In this sea ice lesson, students use the student network for observing weather to study the different types of sea ice. Students study sea ice depicted in Alaskan art.
Students investigate with radio waves that are used to remotely sense the topography beneath the ice sheet. They experiment with travel time of waves and convert data to distance and depth. As a result, they develop a profile of the topography beneath the ice sheet.
Students study the differences in the Ice Age terminology and what causes them.  In this Ice Age lesson students examine what plants and animals lived during the Ice Age. 
Students explore the concept of sea ice. In this sea ice lesson, students interview arctic hunters to regarding the sea ice safety and attributes.
Students study different types of sea ice and interview an Yupik elder or local hunter. In this sea ice lesson, students study the native language for sea ice terms. They interview an elder from Alaska's northern coast about their experiences with using sea ice.
Students make ice cream by combining ingredients and using their skills of measurement and temperature. For this ice cream lesson plan, students discuss how the ingredients go from a liquid to a solid and what happens to the ice.

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