Icy Investigations

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In this activity, learners of all ages can enjoy experimenting with ice. Try this experiment at the kitchen table or in the great outdoors to encourage budding scientists to experiment with ice. Activity includes step-by-step instructions and ideas for additional, creative extensions.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

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

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Ice
  • Table salt and/or rock salt
  • Sand
  • Sugar
  • Food coloring
  • Tray or bowl
  • Towel


  • Physical Sciences
    • States of Matter


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  • Free access


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  • Discovery At Home


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