Frozen Fruit

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In this "Sid the Science Kid" activity from Episode 108: My Ice Pops, learners observe reversible change while thinking about ways to make ice melt. Learners freeze a piece of fruit in an ice cube and then explore ways to get the fruit out of the ice (using warm water to melt the ice, microwaving the fruit cubes, or just waiting). After, learners can enjoy their healthy snack! This activity includes a "Sid the Science Kid" video showing how to conduct the investigation. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
2 to 4 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 6

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Ice cube trays
  • Fruit, in bite-size pieces
  • Heat and moisture-safe tray or baking dish with sides
  • Freezer
  • Microwave (optional)
  • Water


  • Physical Sciences
    • Heat and Thermodynamics
      • Heat and Temperature
      • Heat Transfer
    • States of Matter
      • Solids
      • Liquids
      • Changes of Phase
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Informal Categories

  • Food and Cooking


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • taste
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All rights reserved, The Jim Henson Company, 2008

Funding Sources:

  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Vinci
  • MetLife
  • The RoseHills Foundation
  • S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • John W. Carson Foundation
  • The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations