Homeschool Science: Ice Sculptures (Salt and Ice)

This project was based on this experiment that I found through Pinterest. Like last week, first we looked at the Scientific Method to flesh out our experiment.

  • Ask a Question
  • Do Background Research
  • Construct a Hypothesis
  • Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment
  • Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion
  • Communicate Your Results

IMG_1626For the “research” part of the scientific method we read a book about Water, and its various stages. There are many options for these books in the nonfiction section of your children’s department.


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In the end, we discussed why ice melts when you add salt to it (it lowers ices freezing point– the ice just isn’t cold enough!!

During the 15 minute wait, the homeschoolers did what they usually do: Find books!


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