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EYrs Blog 12 2019

Blog 12:  Investigating Ice 

After we had talked about Winter we began wondering about ice.  At first we weren’t too sure where ice came from, so we made some and investigated. This is what we found out... 

Caroline: What have we got here?

Vera, Bea, Mikel, Lily: It’s ice!     Mikel: We put the water in the freezer

Bea: It turned into ice.  It’s cold , there is water inside it     Isabelle: It’s very slippery

Fatima: It’s watery and cold     Mikel: Some bit broken , it’s very hard


Bea: It’s hard like a big, big rock… a big rock of ice     Edoardo: It’s slippy and you fell down... It break off

Tommaso: You can break it     Michelle: It is light, white like a circle

Nicholas: Inside it is broken, it’s wet     Vera: It is solid and hard

Whilst we were touching the ice we noticed it was changing...


Bea: There is water in the bottom.. The water makes the ice   

Vera: The ice is melting, it is turning back into water     Isabelle: Here we have snowflakes and water

Caroline: How could we get the ice out?     

Vera: Knife in the side     Mikel: Use the water     Vera: Bang it!

We talked a lot about why the ice was melting and after a few days agreed that it melts with heat and freezes again in the cold freezer.

We  also noticed that some shapes melted more quickly than others. Luca thought this was because of their sizes.

This lead to an experiment….

We left three pieces of ice ( one small , one medium and one big) in a tray in the classroom. Most people guessed that the small piece would melt first, then the  medium one and last of all the big one.


By lunchtime the small piece had melted.  By home time the medium piece had melted ….and by the next morning the big piece had melted.

Our idea was correct.

The smaller the ice, the quicker it is to melt.

Luca: Si, perche’ in quello grande c’e’ piu’ acqua e quindi ci vuole piu’ tempo per sciogliere (yes, because there is more water in the big one so therefore it needs more time to melt)