This morning the children set up an experiment to explore the effects different materials would have on ice “It’s cold” .
They added room temperature water, salt and bicarbonate of soda to separate bowls of ice and guessed what would happen. “It melts with salt because one day my Mum put salt on ice and it melt so fast” .
We used counters to record what we thought, “soda will melt”.
The children watched and waited to see what would happen “it’s melting and filling up, it might go over”
The children used descriptive language to explain what they saw “the purple one is bumpy” and “The green one is smooth”.
The water melted the ice fastest today but the salt was a close second.