Ice Fishing

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  We continued our look at states of matter by doing a fun little experiment – ice fishing! Each child received a glass dish with water (the colours were just for fun!), several ice cubes, and a “fishing line”.  After laying the fishing line across the top surface of an ice cube, we sprinkled salt on top, counted to 10 and then checked our lines to see if we ‘caught’ a cube! The salt caused some melting of the ice cube, and as it refroze again, it trapped the fishing line.



  1. May 11, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    That’s a neat experiment! We’ll have to try that one. Too bad I didn’t find it earlier when we were studying the Ice Age.

    • krekker said,

      May 11, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      I know… isn’t it funny how after the fact you find things that would have worked well?!? 🙂 Perhaps you could you tie it into something else…. ‘ice fishing’ in summer!

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