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
Rubber or plastic gloves
Trinkets and other tiny objects
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.
Add sequins and trinkets into the glove and tie it off with a rubber band or, if possible, a knot.
Place the glove in the freezer. Before that, let your child observe the glove and predict what will happen once it is frozen.
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.
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.