Submitted by Faron Potts, supervisor at Imperial Ehrlo Early Learning Center
Sometimes the best lessons are the ones that can’t be planned. During the frigid temperatures in January, our staff turned a discussion about the weather into a very cool science experiment.
Our discussion included what the temperature was outside, which sparked conversations about wishing the snow would melt. This led to talking more about how things melt, but also how things freeze.
The children were incredulous when I told them that because it was so cold outside, even boiling hot water would instantly turn to snow if it was exposed to the weather.
The looks on their faces were priceless! I got a lot of, “no way!’, and “Faron, are you telling the truth?”
So while I boiled some water, the children made predictions about what would happen when we threw the water into the frigid air. You can see whose prediction held true by watching what happened with the boiling water experiment!