Ice Fishing Adventure Easy Science Experiment For Kids
You may know that salt is often used to help melt ice in cold areas, but in this fun and easy science experiment we are going to use a little bit of salt and a whole lot of science to actually catch some ice.
- Ice cubes
- Tray or container
- Piece of yarn or string
- Salt or salt packets from a restaurant
- Fill the tray or container about halfway with water, making sure the water is deep enough for the ice cubes to float.
- Add six to eight ice cubes in the tray.
- Lay the yarn over the ice cubes and try to get the string to touch each ice cube.
- Now gently sprinkle salt over the ice and yarn.
- Wait and observe the ice for approximately one minute.
- Slowly lift the string and see how many ice cubes you caught on your ice fishing adventure.
How it Works:
The salt makes the ice cubes melt and momentarily turns the ice around the string to water. The water soon refreezes around the yarn. Once the yarn has frozen to the ice cubes, you can gently lift the ice cubes out of the water.
Make This A Science Project:
Try different types of salt such as rock salt, Himalayan salt, sea salt, and Epsom salt. Try things like baking soda, baking powder, and flour. Try different types of yarn and string.