Ice + Salt Melting Experiment


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Photo by: The Artful Parent

The bright colors were what drew me to this pin in the first place. I'm basically a bird. I'm attracted to colorful, shiny things. The fact that it's an easy Science experiment using things you more than likely have around the house and that it requires very minimal set-up were what sold me.

Let's dive into this Ice + Salt Melting Experiment originally posted by The Artful Parent.

Eroding Brain kids science experiment by PinMeh

Eroding brain? Indeed. You can make this as simple or as fancy as you'd like and I'll show you how.

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How to do this sh*t:

1. Decide how fancy you want to get with this. You could use a mold like I did, you could use some Tupperware, you could hire a professional ice sculptor to chisel you a swan with a chainsaw. I don't care. Go crazy. All you need is a giant ass block of ice. So grab your container, fill it up with water, and stick it in your freezer overnight, while you're at work, whatever works.

TIP: If you boil filtered water before freezing, your ice comes out a lot clearer. Not completely clear, but clearer. You're welcome. Please be careful if you do this, it's not necessary whatsoever.
2. Once frozen, remove your ice from the mold or container into a deep container like a casserole dish or larger Tupperware container. You can run hot water over the outside of the mold to help release the ice from the container.

3. Using different cups or containers, mix up your colors with water and food coloring.

4. Sprinkle salt all over the ice.

5. Drop colored water over the ice using your dropper. Try using different colors in different areas where the salt has created tunnels inside of the ice.

6. Repeat steps 4 & 5 as often as you'd like. My son was at it for quite some time.

 Here's how mine turned out.  

 This kidtivity gets my special kid stamp of approval because it actually held my child's attention for quite some time and was a lot of fun.

Try it out and let us know how you fared in the comments below!


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