States of Matter: Making Ice Cream

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Who knew that learning about the states of matter could taste so sweet? This fun hands-on lesson captures the attention of learners as they use what they know about solids, liquids, and gases to create their very own batch of ice cream.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Integrate this hands-on activity into an elementary science unit on the states of matter
  • This activity could also be adapted for use in a lesson series on mixtures and solutions
  • Create stations for students to rotate through as they record the properties of each ingredient in ice cream
Classroom Considerations
  • Ask for parent donations when gathering the materials required for this lesson
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  • Activity engages children in learning about the states of matter
  • A worksheet is provided that assesses students' understanding of solids, liquids, and gases
  • Provides questions to discuss after completing the learning activity
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