Ice Cream Lab

Ice Cream Lab


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Ice Cream Lab can be used at several grade levels. I use it in the fourth grade to discuss physical changes. I also used this activity in 5th, 6th, and 8th grade over my 25 years teaching.

Ice Cream Lab

For older grade levels we discuss solutions, mixtures, saturations, along with the physical changes that are taking place in this tasty activity.

Have you ever wondered what it is about throwing salt on ice that makes it melt? And just why does it
melt? Where does the heat come from to melt the water? Why does it freeze again on the road at night?
These questions and many more about freezing and thawing will be looked at in this lab.
To start you off though let’s talk about how energy flows in any system. When you studied the air and
weather you found that things always flow from areas of higher concentration to areas of lower
concentration. This automatic transfer of energy and material will always work to balance the amount
of energy and material. This is a natural law. From this we can deduce that heat energy will always
flow from areas of higher temperature to areas of lower temperature. Knowing this simple rule, let’s

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