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This winter demonstration answers the question: “When does snow melt?”
By – Elizabeth Orth
Primary Subject – Science
Grade Level – 1st
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards:
- 112.3.b.1.7 Science concepts. The student knows that many types of change occur. The student is expected to:
- (B) Identify and test ways that heat may cause change such as when ice melts.
- The students will be able to explain at what temperature ice melts, after experiencing the snow melting in a cup and watching the temperature of a thermometer go up.
- Take the children outside and fill a glass with snow. Place a thermometer in the glass and show what the temperature is.
Explanation/Modeling/Method of Explanation:
- Take the children and the glass back inside and have students sit in a circle with the glass in the middle. While they are sitting in the circle, explain briefly about the melting and freezing point.
Learning activities/Reinforcement/Individual Assessment:
- After about five minutes, the snow should have melted. Let the students observe how the snow has changed and the new temperature.
- To close, talk about how you can change different things into liquid by heating.
- Students will learn about melting points.
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