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Ice Cube Experiment

Lesson Description:
IceCubeExperimentIconStudents will understand the property and structure of matter, know that things can be done to objects (e.g., freezing, heating) to change some of their properties, but not all objects respond the same way to what is done to them, understand the sources and properties of energy.

Use the following PDF to supplement this lesson:
http://www.greeneducationfoundation.org/images/stories/theo_lessons/icecubelesson.pdf
Lesson Type:
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge

Time Needed:
40-50 minutes
Standards Addressed:
  • Benchmark # 1: Know that the sun supplies heat and light to the earth, understand the nature of scientific inquiry, know learning can come from careful observation and simple experiments.

Science Standard 8: Understand the property and structure of matter.
  • Benchmark #2: Know that things can be done to objects (e.g., freezing, heating) to change some of their properties, but not all objects respond the same way to what is done to them.

Science Standard 9: Understand the sources and properties of energy.
  • Benchmark #1: Know that the sun supplies heat and light to the earth.

Science Standard 12: Understand the nature of scientific inquiry.
  • Benchmark #1: Know learning can come from careful observation and simple experiments.

Materials Needed:
  • Colored 3 inch x 3 inch cardboard or paper square cards (black and white are essential and any other four colors will do; the three primary colors red, blue,  yellow, as well as green are god choices).

School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (GEF)
Contact Email:
service@greeneducationfoundation.org
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf IceCubeExperiment.pdf
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf IceCubeExperimentsheet.pdf

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