With school out for the summer, we are looking for ways to keep busy.
This week we did a project that rolled art and science all into one.
We started Wednesday night by filling a couple balloons with water.
We measured them and then stuck them in the freezer for the night.
I asked the kids what they thought would happen when we put the balloons in the freezer. Trenton said that he thought that the water inside the balloon would freeze into ice and that it would make the balloon grow bigger.
Yesterday morning, he was excited to see that his hypothesis was right!
Trenton really liked seeing that there was water inside the ice since his didn’t freeze solid.
He sprinkled salt on the ice and listened to the ice crack.
Then he got to work making his ice into a masterpiece with food coloring.
It was so pretty! Too bad it didn’t last long!
Today, Charlotte got to do the same thing with her ice balloon.
Since her balloon stayed in the freezer an extra day, it was frozen solid. It was neat to see the difference in how the salt and food coloring took to the ice.
One week of summer vacation down – nine to go!
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