Hot Ice Science Fair Project
Grade Levels: K-3
Question: Which will become ice faster, hot or cold water?
Possible Hypotheses: Cold water will freeze faster/slower than hot water.
Materials: Two Styrofoam cups Hot tap water Cold tap water
- Fill one cup with very cold water. Fill the other with the same amount of very hot water. Label one cup hot and the other cup cold.
- Put both cups in the freezer and check every 10-15 minutes. Record which one begins to freeze first.
- Leave them in the freezer until the following day. Take them out and see if there is any difference in the ice cubes.
Analysis and Conclusion: Which one froze first? Did both cubes end up being the same size?
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