Ice experiments are always great fun, easy to set up and can be mess free! These are great for cooling down in summer, and if it’s cold enough in winter you could try leaving water in a mould or tray outside overnight to see if it freezes without a freezer.
Easy Ice Excavations
First up is this easy LEGO ice excavation. How could you speed up the melting of the ice?
Why does salt melt ice faster?
Do you know what happens when you put salt onto ice? Find out with these easy investigations.
Making ice cream in a bag is another great demonstration of the effect of salt on ice.
Why did the titanic sink?
Discover one of the reasons the Titanic hit an iceberg by making your own.
Creative ice experiments
The Artful Parent has a beautiful melting ice, salt and watercolour experiment.
Make some pretty ice decorations, is it cold enough for them to freeze overnight?
Try some ice painting, this is great fun for even very little children as once the ice starts to melt paintbrushes glide over the surface easily.
We love these frozen Elsa hands from Happy Hooligans.
How to make hot ice
Did you know you can make hot ice?
Finally, test your hockey skills with this mini ice hockey rink.
Can you think of any more ice experiment ideas?