Hedgehogs Ice Investigations

On Monday it was too icy to go out to play so the children in the Hedgehog class brought some in to investigate.  First they tried to melt it in different parts of the school and learned that sitting it on the radiator or in direct sunlight were the places it melted fastest.

Some children enjoyed being creative with it by using food colouring to create interesting patterns.

Malaki wanted to know if the melted ice could be refrozen and discovered by putting it in the freezer it could.  From there all the children drowned a little Christmas character in a cup and then froze it.  Later they used a choice of  warm water, salt or an ice pick to rescue them from the ice block.

The children were so interested in the ice that it led to work creating their own snow in class by following a recipe.  A great sensory experience!


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