From Ice to Water

From Ice to Water lesson plan

  • 1.

    Closely supervise children with this fascinating science experience. If electric appliances are suggested, such as a hair dryer, use them safely.

  • 2.

    Build curiosity and anticipation as children watch the clock and their ice cubes. Focus on how different temperature conditions cause different melting times.

  • 4.

    Join a few of your friends and an adult. Hold an ice cube in your hands. What happens? Think of ways to make the ice cube melt faster, slower, and not at all. List your ideas with Crayola® Washable Markers on a chart.

  • 5.

    With Crayola® Model Magic®, make an ice cube.

  • 6.

    Experiment with some of the melting suggestions. Write down the time when each experiment started.

  • 7.

    Check often. When the ice is about half melted, make another Model Magic® ice cube of how it looks at this stage. Write down the time.

  • 8.

    When the ice cube has melted completely, write down the time again. Shape a Model Magic® puddle of water about the same size as the real puddle.

  • 9.

    Write labels for each stage with a marker on white paper. Add sparkles to your three sculptures with Crayola® Glitter Glue.

  • 10.

    Compare results with other melting methods. Under which conditions did ice melt the slowest? Fastest? Not at all?


  • Asking Questions
  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Talking
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Negotiating
  • Thinking: Creating
  • Thinking: Observing
  • Thinking: Predicting Outcomes
  • Thinking: Problem Solving
  • Thinking: Understanding Concepts