In 2nd grade we are learning about the states of matter: solid, liquid, gas. What better way to learn about this than to have a snowman visit our school and melt away throughout the day? The students really enjoyed watching him change but were a little sad when we "cooked" him into gas ;-)
Click HERE for instructions and recording sheet.
|Fill balloons with water - small, medium, and large - and place in bowls with the tied side down so it will create a flat surface. Lay something on top of the balloons to create a flat surface on top. Once frozen, remove balloon and stack balls using salt to help them adhere to each other. Cut out decorations with felt and stick to ice.|
|Students recorded the changes throughout the day .|
|We also kept a data chart with the water measurements - as the snowman got smaller, the water got deeper!|
|Poor Frosty ;-(|
|The final stage|
|Frosty enters the atmosphere as a gaseous memory of a fantastic day!|
**Check out this awesome sequencing activity page
created by Lauren Lynes!
***Brooke Gravett has also created this wonderful instruction and recording product on her TpT store. Click HERE to download.
Photography: Ginny Limer - my awesome curtain partner!