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)