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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Why Does Salt Help with Snow and Ice?

Ready for a really simple, really cool experiment?
  • Take an ice cube from your freezer and place it on a plate.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of salt over one half of the ice cube.
  • Put the plate with the ice cube in the refrigerator.
  • After about 10 minutes, take the ice cube out and observe what has happened.

My 8 yo son and 11 yo niece did this today and they made their observations, now, what do you notice about the salted side of the ice cube?

Thank you to Wonderopolis! Wonderopolis.org is a great site that introduces a new idea to your kids everyday!

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