Lesson details

Kindergarten, PreK



Use science and engineering practices


Answer scientific questions, test predictions and develop explanations

Identify materials and follow procedures

Predict possible outcomes

Use appropriate tools or instruments

Recommended Technology: 

Smartboard, iPad (or any video recording device) 

Other instructional materials or notes: 

Clear jars, ice, ice cream salt, hot water, droppers, food coloring, popsicle sticks, bowls, sink or float tub (directions and materials attached with center resources), hypothesis activity (attached), flashcard hypothesis activity (attached) 

Melt the Ice - Rainbow Style

1-2 hours
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson
Lesson overview: 

This lesson is full of learning opportunities! Students will learn basic science vocabulary, make hypothesees, make observations and work as a team to see who can make their rainbow ice melt the fastest. At the end students will discover a fun surprise when mixing their colorful solutions together! Great follow up lesson from Mixtures and Solutions lesson. Students will learn science terms, color mixing, and practice prediction skills. 

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