Friday, May 31, 2013

Ice Art Experiment

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.

Ice Art Experiment

We started Wednesday night by filling a couple balloons with water.

We measured them and then stuck them in the freezer for the night.

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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!

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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.

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Then he got to work making his ice into a masterpiece with food coloring.

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It was so pretty!  Too bad it didn’t last long!

Today, Charlotte got to do the same thing with her ice balloon.

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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.

Ice Art Experiment

Ice Art Experiment

One week of summer vacation down – nine to go!

 

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12 comments:

Tara from The Magnolia Barn said...

What a fun project! I'll have to try this with my daughter. Pinned!

Jen said...

Wow this is such an awesome project! I will definitely be doing this with my niece and nephew next month.

Lucy T said...

What a fun idea. I think my 4 kids would love it. Pinning to our Ideas for Kids board.

Leslie said...

That looks pretty neat. You've given me an idea for when I babysit my small cousins. I'm stopping by from the Sunday hop. I hope you & your family have had a great weekend.

Nicole said...

I love this. My kids will love it. Just put it on the Summer bucket list!

Noor Unnahar said...

It's a WOW idea , never had it around before . Thanks for sharing , I am sure my little sister & cousins will love it .
PS : Is there any possibility of balloon to burst in fridge?because I can't handle this mess.
Thanks for stopping by & share your love . I am following back :)
Noor @ Noor's Place

veens said...

This is such a simple but cool idea! Will be trying this with my little one :)

Shannon said...

This is incredible!! Where do you come up with these ideas? I need to start pinning things from your blog!

Mrs.B said...

So awesome! Definitely doing this with Em.

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

That looks like fun!

Erin said...

That is so clever! And I love how it's kind of contained in the pan!

I'll Love You Forever said...

Such an awesome experiment! You are such a fun Mom!!