Ice is Water, Water is Ice

This lesson invites young students to inquire about phase changes, about what happens as water changes into ice and as ice changes into water, observing ice melting and freezing under a variety of conditions.

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Carnegie Institution of Washington Carnegie Academy for Science Education
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

The teaching tips are written throughout the teacher guide.

This activity is extensive and will allow for a great science learning experience.

Best for in-person classroom environment.

Early elementary grades may need more support in understanding molecular structure, or the first activity can be skipped.

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