Friday, August 7, 2015

Melting Ice with Salt

We haven't done any science experiments for awhile and I thought doing something with ice would be great because it's really hot outside, it will melt quick and especially because my daughter loved painting with ice cubes which we did recently.


I froze water with toy fish in a large round container. The idea was to use salt to save fish and free them from ice. It was great that the fish ended up being on top because I wasn't sure she will have the patience to wait for the whole block to melt.

After ice partially melted and fish were free, she squeezed food coloring over the ice block. This activity is great because it is both art and science. Just let your child explore the little tunnels that salt creates and watch how they get filled with paint.

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