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Freezing and Melting

Updated: Dec 29, 2021



A fun, simple and pretty experiment that lets you learn about the freezing and melting properties of water.


Skill Level: Intermediate

Suitable For: 5 - 6 years old

Estimated Time: >30 mins

Environment: Indoors



Materials:

  • Rubber or plastic gloves

  • Water

  • Rubber bands

  • Trinkets and other tiny objects

  • Big tray

Step 1:

Fill a glove with water. Tell your child that they will have to tie off the glove and ask him/her to estimate the right water level.


















Step 2:

Add sequins and trinkets into the glove and tie it off with a rubber band or, if possible, a knot.


Step 3:

Place the glove in the freezer. Before that, let your child observe the glove and predict what will happen once it is frozen.


Step 4:

Remove the glove from the freezer and allow your child to observe what had happened. Introduce to him/her the word "freezing" and explain the concept to him/her.


Step 5:

Place the frozen glove in a void deck or in any outdoor space and allow your child to observe what happens. Introduce to him/her the word “melting” and explain the concept to him/her.



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