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Changing Solids to Liquids and Liquids to Solids

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Learner Outcome Content Learning Strategy

Observe and explain what happens to a thermometer when put into ice water and then boiling water.

thermometer

freezing point

boiling point


Full Option Science System (FOSS):
Solids and Liquids

Activity 1:
Table Top Freezer
See For Yourself Science Experiments
What is the temperature of ice water?
(see appendix for all Table Top Freezer Activities)

Observe and describe changes in states of matter.

 


freeze

melt

ice


FOSS:
Solids and Liquids

Activity 2:
Table Top Freezer
How Can You Make a Table Top Freezer?

Activity 3:
Table Top Freezer
What Happens When You Put Water Into Your Freezer?

Activity 4:
Table Top Freezer
How Can You Make Ice Cream?

Activity 5:
Sadie and the Snowman,
by Allen Morgan
Sadies tries to protect snowman from melting. Water remains which she freezes in a plastic bag.
The Snowy Day,
by Ezra Jack Keats

Video:
The Snowman

Poetry:
Write a five-line poem using simple poetry to describe the characteristics of snow. (Haiku or other simple formats.)


Explain steps in the water cycle.

evaporation

condensation

cycle


FOSS:
Solids and Liquids

Song/Discussion:
Listen to The Wheel of Water, by Tom Chapin.

Discuss what the children think the singer is singing about. What do they know about the water cycle and what do they want to know? The children can draw a picture to show the song.

Video:
Bill Nye the Science Guy:
The Water cycle

Demonstration:
The Water Cycle Can.
Put colored ice water under an aluminum can. The ice water (snow)  will   condense the outside of the can.
Scrape the "snow" off the can it will melt back into water.

Read Aloud: The Magic School Bus at Waterworks, by Joanna Cole

Poetry

The water Go Round, by Dennis Lee
(see appendix)

Song:
The Water Cycle Boogie,
by Slugs at Sea