Freezing and Melting

by Uva Jothi

#Scienceofplay32

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

Freezing and Melting

Learning Framework

  • Physical - Grip Control

  • Intellectual - Comparing, Observing, Predicting, Estimation

  • Emotional - Engagement

  • Social - Sharing with family and friends

Materials

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Step 1

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

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Step 3

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

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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 them the word “melting” and explain the concept to them.

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  • Rubber or plastic gloves

  • Water

  • Rubber bands

  • Trinkets and other tiny objects

  • Big tray

Step 2

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

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Step 4

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

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