Ice is Cool Activity Page

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Ice is Cool Activity Page

Bonus Activities

Icy Treats

  • Carefully break off and slurp on a clean icicle or enjoy a \"sapcicle,\" which is an icicle that forms from sap dripping from the end of a branch. And, if you're really lucky, you'll find a very sweet sapcicle hanging off a sugar maple twig.
  • Make your own ice treat. Mix shaved ice with flavored syrup and enjoy.
  • Make your own icicle. Fill a large paper cup with water. Hang it up outside and poke a tiny hole in the bottom so water slowly drips out. If the air temperature is cold enough, you may get a long icicle. If it doesn't work the first time, try it again with a different size hole or wait for a colder day.


  • Place a cup of water outside on a very cold day, or in your freezer.
  • How long does it take for an ice layer to form on top?
  • How long does it take to freeze solidly?
  • Try it again with salt added to the water. Does it freeze in more or less time?