Nursery Challenge

We have recently been thinking about which season it is and some of the signs we might see when it is winter.  One of the signs we have been noticing is that lots of ice has been forming in many different places, here are some of the places we have found it :

  • Mrs Hippe has found it on the inside of her car windows.
  • Mrs Wilson has found it on her car, in pots and containers in her garden
  • Mrs Flockhart has found it in her flower tubs and can see it on top of her shed
  • Mrs MacArthur found the water in their bird bath frozen
  • Mrs Blair has found it in her garden pond
  • Mrs Martin has found it on her car window

Have you found any ice anywhere?

Today’s Challenge is:

  • find out how ice is made
  • make your own ice  – inside or outside
  • find out what happens when it melts – can you predict how long it will take
  • what could you do to make ice melt quicker

Let us know how you get on.

For an extra challenge click on the link below to try out a scavenger hunt from the  Woodland Trust .

Winter Wonderland Hunt


3 thoughts on “Nursery Challenge

  1. Callum and his big brother Charlie talked about how water freezes when it gets cold to make ice …

    Then they did an experiment with lots of ice cubes in different containers to try and see how fast ice will melt.

    We tried plain ice, ice in boiling water, cold water, salt …. and vinegar!!!

    The boiling water definitely was the winner – and the salt and the cold water helped speed it up a bit too!

    We have made ice lollies with ginger ale for later – when will they be ready I wonder?

    • Oh my goodness, you have both been so busy. It sounds like you have found out lots of facts and information through your experiments. Well done boys. Let us know what your ice lollies tasted like.

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