A great hook can land some great learning, so use giant lumps of frozen water to really capture your pupils’ imagination, says Ian Goldsworthy…
We teachers love nothing better than a versatile resource – the kind of thing that can be used across the curriculum, smashing down the boundaries between lessons and helping join the dots between disparate elements of learning.
Ice balls are among the very best of these versatile resources – mysterious time capsules that can fire up the senses for some extraordinary creative writing as easily as they help children visualise the changing states of matter.
Even better, ice balls can be used to effectively launch a lesson all the way from EYFS up to Y6.
What they’ll learn
That matter can change from a solid to a liquid
That an increase in temperature will speed up this change in state
To use their senses to describe the changes in the ice ball
To observe changes over time
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