Let's Go Ice Fishing!
Does your child enjoy pretending to fish? This activity is a fun way to combine “going fishing” with learning about the concepts of freezing and melting.
It all starts with a few ice cubes. When your child sprinkles salt on the ice, the top of the ice cube will melt. That's where the "fishing" comes in! Give your young fisherman a string to use as her fishing pole. When the pool of water at the top of the salted cube refreezes, the string freezes into the water and she can lift the ice cube with the pole.
What You Need:
- Small plastic fish
- Small paper cups or an ice cube tray
- Clear container of water, such as a strong glass bowl
- Small dowel or stick