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Freeze! We're doing science!

I have accumulated a large number of the freezer gel packs from a meal service. I’d like to find a way to use them in a classroom activity. —P., Georgia The best thing about these freezer packs is that they … Continue reading

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Early-in-the-school-year science experiences to support later explorations

When children and teachers are just getting used to being at school and with each other, open-ended experiences can help bring joy to what may be a stressful time. Simple science experiences involve open exploration and build foundations for later … Continue reading

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Exploring the properties of liquid, and solid, water

Exploring ice is an activity that children find interesting all year round. I remember the thin sheets of ice that would form in winter at what was usually the surface of a puddle in the gravel driveway in my childhood. … Continue reading

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More snow? Counting and science in winter cold

If you still have snow in your region, you may be looking for new ideas on how to use it to develop children’s understanding of concepts such as the properties of water including freezing and melting, and measuring. Observing weather patterns over … Continue reading

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Science of the Winter Olympics: Science of Ice

The phrase “a level playing field” has a lot of different meanings. But for the skaters, curlers, hockey players, lugers, and bobsledders in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games it means just one thing—ICE. And how is it that all of … Continue reading

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Science of ice, brief explanation

For all those who are experiencing the solid form of water or teaching about it, here is a cool video from the National Science Foundation (NSF) about the science of ice. In this short video, athletes J.R. Celski, Britanny Bowe, … Continue reading

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