Ice Rescue Project

Ice Rescue Project

This week in the Fishes class, the students participated in an “Ice Rescue Project”.  Classroom toys got frozen inside bowls of water and the proposed mission was to rescue the toys from their ice prison!  Students had access to all sorts of tools to help free the toys from the ice.  They had salt, sugar, plastic forks, metal forks, warm water, and cold water.  The goal of this activity was for the students to explore and manipulate the various materials and realize for themselves which tools were the best for removing the ice.  It was also a great opportunity to introduce the children to new English vocabulary such as: good, better, best, cold, hard, freezing, and melt.  The lesson was  a great success and the students loved getting to be hands-on!

Mathyss and Zevi testing out how warm water and a metal fork might help the toy escape.

 

 

 

 

 

Students exploring the effects of salt on the frozen water.
How might these metal forks and cold water help free our toys??