Scientific inquiries often start with: “What will happen if … ?”
"Ice Under Pressure" is a fun, hands-on way to involve young learners in basic chemistry principles, inspire them to think like scientists, and develop their reasoning and critical-thinking skills.
It takes only a few household items and a couple of minutes to complete, but ends with a twist that may be surprising. First, your little scientist needs to ask themselves:
What will happen if you put a weighted-down wire on an ice cube?
"Ice Under Pressure" is an exercise in inquiry-based learning, an approach that develops critical- and creative-thinking skills by encouraging learners to ask questions and work through problems to find answers on their own.