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Ice Cream Freeze


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Ice Cream Freeze

In this fun and delicious chemistry activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will explore the difference between physical and chemical change by making homemade ice cream. They will also learn about crystalization. Designed as a pre- or post-visit lesson in connection to a trip to COSI Science Center in Central Ohio, this activity is also great as a stand-alone experience.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • 2 quart-size Ziploc freezer bags
  • 1 gallon-size Ziploc freezer bag
  • 1 hand towel
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • Rock Salt
  • Ice
  • 1, ½, & ¼ measuring cups
  • 2 thermometers
  • Cups & spoons

Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Heat and Thermodynamics
      • Heat and Temperature
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Reactions
      • Solutions
    • States of Matter
      • Solids
      • Liquids
      • Changes of Phase

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • taste
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • Field Trips & Group Visits

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, COSI Columbus, ©2009

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