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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Science of Ice
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Chemistry concepts come alive against the backdrop of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games! Here is a captivating clip to share with your chemistry kids. It teaches how the bonds in a water molecule contribute to the formation of a lattice...
Burning Ice from the Ocean Floor
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewIce burns on the ocean floor as climate change continues. That's right ... ice burns! It turns out the burning is actually methane trapped in the crystalline structure of the ice. The video presentation is part of a larger series...
How Does Salt Melt Ice?
3 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Much like the ice on roadways, common sodium chloride has been melting away snow days for many a year! Explore the colligative property freezing point depression through an interesting video from the American Chemical Society Reactions...
Middle and High School Ice Breakers
6th - 12th
A new school year, or a return from a long break, calls for an ice breaker. Help scholars get to know one another with a collection of ice breakers designed to meet the needs of grades six through twelve. Activities require pupils to reflect, think critically, work collaboratively, and most importantly, have fun!
How Sublime: Exploring and Measuring the Triple Point of Dry Ice
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Solid, liquid, or gas? Or all three? Young chemists make observations of dry ice and measure the pressure associated with its triple point. Pre-lab exercises include drawing Lewis structures and explaining bonding theories. An...
Graphing Sea Ice Extent in the Arctic and Antarctic
5th - 12th
Students graph sea ice data and predict long term trends in the data. In this climate change lesson, students use sea ice data from the Arctic and Antarctic to construct line graphs. They use their graphs to predict the effects of global...
Does Pressure Melt Ice?
2 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Explore regelation of ice through a video demonstration. Applying pressure to a block of ice with a wire lowers the melting point and causes the ice to melt. As soon as the wire passes through, the water returns to its solid state as ice...
Climate Change, Chaos, and The Little Ice Age - Crash Course World History 206
10 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can climate change contribute to political unrest? Explore this intriguing question with a video from Crash Course World History that examines the Little Ice Age from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries, particularly in the...
Polar Detectives: Using Ice Core Data to Decode Past Climate Mysteries
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How does examining an ice core tell us about weather? Learners set up and explore fake ice cores made of sugar, salt, and ash to represent historical snowfall and volcanic eruptions. From their setups, scholars determine what caused the...
Human PreHistory 101 Part 2: Weathering the Storm
3 mins 6th - 12th
The last ice age occurred around 20,000 years ago. What were the conditions like? How did our ancestors survive them? These questions are briefly explored in a three-minute video clip. See how in a relatively short time, humans spread...
Ice Cutting Experiment - Introduction
1 min 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Race copper and fishing line through a block of ice. After establishing the effect of pressure on melting points, the instructor experiments with two different substances. Ultimately, the better conductor melts the ice faster.
ICE Tables: Quantitatively Analyzing Equilibrium Systems
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Struggling your way through equilibrium systems? You—and your class—will think ICE is nice! Discover time-saving ways to solve equilibrium constant problems through a video from the JFR Science playlist. The narrator maps out the ICE...
Permutations and Combinations Compared: Ice Cream Bar
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Learning math from an ice cream shop—what a tasty treat! Individuals use an interactive to list all possibilities for a double-scoop ice cream. Along the way, they learn to distinguish between permutations and computations.
Elementary School Ice Breakers
Pre-K - 5th
Break through the back-to-school anxiety with a collection of ice breakers for kindergarten through fifth grade. Scholars get to know their new friends through a variety of activities such as designing a quilt or cootie catcher, conducting personal interviews, singing songs, playing a game of "Would You Rather...?, and conducting a scavenger hunt. As an added bonus, an article provides additional ice breakers, as well as insight into how to build a classroom community and how to spark grand discussions.
Play and Freeze - Having Fun Making Ice Cream
4 mins Pre-K - 3rd
Steve Spangler has created a toy that relies on science to make ice cream! He uses a ball with two cylinders inserted. One contains rock salt and water, while the other contains the ice cream ingredients. Once sealed, a family kicks the...
Ice Breakers: A Lab Experience About the Effects of Global Warming on Icecaps
11th - 12th
Pupils describe the physical properties of ice and speculates on the dangers that icecaps might pose on a global scale. They then demonstrate, through a series of experiments, several physical properties of ice (ability to fracture,...
Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 1
3rd - 12th
Build unity in the dojo or the gym with an activity that not only teaches the importance of stretching and flexibility but also offers class members an opportunity to get to know one another. After warming up and engaging in a Medicine...
Mapping Your Identity: A Back-To-School Ice Breaker
3rd - 12th
Identify the unique personal attributes of your class members. Begin by viewing the Visual Thesaurus and discussing displayed attributes associated with famous American leaders. Using these identity maps as models, pupils generate nouns...
Thin Ice Encompassed by Increasing Fire: Conflict and Struggle for Human Rights in the Middle East
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
To gain a deeper understanding of the scope of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) groups examine a series of videos, articles, and images, to identify the human right's represented. They then research that right in the...
Architecture on Ice: The Challenge of Building on Permafrost
9th - 10th
Students identify the problems associated with building a structure on permafrost. In this physical science lesson, students investigate how heat and pressure affect the rate of ice melting. They read an article about traditional housing...
Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 11 of 13
10 mins 9th - 12th
Geneticist Spencer Wells continues in part 11 off the 13-part Journey of Man series. Your class will witness the amazing survival techniques employed by the Chuchi people that are probably very similar to the techniques used by our Ice...
Global Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
One of the most vulnerable cities to the rise in sea levels is Venice, which already has periodic flooding. In the hands-on activity, participants design an experiment to show rising sea levels caused by sea ice melt and by glacial melt...
Understand Figurative Language: "On Thin Ice"
2 mins 5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
Next time you need a lesson on figurative language, don't find yourself on thin ice. Using cartoons and clear explanations, this resource will offer a review of the concept of idioms as well as explain the meaning of the idiom, "on thin...
Introducing Antarctica 1 - Ice Streams, Ice Shelves, and Icebergs of Antarctica
5th - 10th
Students examine the geographical features of Antarctica and the way the ice formations move. In this Antarctica and ice flow lesson, students use an atlas to assist them in labeling the major geographic features of the continent. They...