Make Your Own Slushies

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In this activity, learners will make their own slushies and learn some of the science behind how the process works. The activity includes a time and age recommendation, a materials list, step-by-step set up instructions, tips for adults, learning and skills connections, a "what's going on" section, and a note about doing STEAM with kids.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 2 hours

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

Age Range:
Ages 6 - adult

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Fruit juice (any type or combination)
  • Ice
  • Kosher salt
  • Large bowl
  • Container with lid
  • Spoon and/or spatula


  • Physical Sciences
    • Heat and Thermodynamics

Informal Categories

  • Food and Cooking


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



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