Charlotte, Kid Activities

Experiment Girl – Salt on Ice

This is another experiment from Play Create Explore and it is really cool.  I loved watching the ice crack and pop and the colors expand and so did Charlotte.  Of course, she also enjoyed using an entire container of salt on the ice but enjoyment’s the name of the game so that’s ok!

Salt on Ice

Immediacy of Results: Immediate
Prepwork needed: Freezing water on cookie sheet
Time required: As much as desired plus prepwork
Cookie Sheet
Food coloring
Step 1. Fill a cookie sheet with water and leave it in the freezer to freeze.
Step 2. Get cookie sheet out of freezer and set it on a table.  Pour salt on different places on the ice and also sprinkle food coloring.  Watch as the ice cracks and the colors seep into the cracks to form beautiful patterns.

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