Thursday, 17 January 2013

Icicles, Ice Castles, and Ice Cream: 
 Brain Freeze!



The Spark:
Brrrrr!  It's the middle of January, it's cold outside, and it's time to celebrate the winter freeze.  Why celebrate it?  Because it would be very interesting to experience how it would feel to to be a kid living in the worlds Arctic Zones where it is very cold most of the time.  Remember, you can only be outdoors in this weather for a short amount of time or you'll freeze to death.  So, you will have to dress warmly and move quickly to complete this quest and, by the way, try not to turn into an icicle yourself!

Interested? 
Are you totally interested in  celebrating the winter freeze and exploring how it would feel to play in the Arctic year round?  If you are interested then start your quest to find out more.  Begin your quest by asking the question WHY?

Start Your Quest:
Why:  To celebrate the winter freeze and to explore how it would feel to live in the worlds Arctic Zones where it is very cold year round.
What:  To freeze water into icicles and ice cubes to create ice castles, ice sculptures, glaciers, and ice cream.
Where:  In your backyard or a nearby patch of nature
Who:  You, your family, and friends
When:  On a very, very cold day
How:  Find out below.  It's a S.N.CH.  Or is it?

Take Action:

Get out your ice cube trays and make ice cubes

   

Fill some balloons with water and freeze them to make ice sculptures


Get out your sand castle beach pails and buckets, fill them with water and use them to make ice castles


Add food colouring or salt to melt parts of the sculpture and for a cool effect



Look around, find some icicles and use them in your ice castle creation


Find out what animals live in cold climates.  How do they survive? 


Conduct a science experiment!  Make ice cream in a bag and enjoy.  Brain freeze!



Don't Stop Here:
Keep on researching how water freezes to form ice, what animals live in cold climates, how they survive in cold weather and how to salt melts ice.  Remember, if you have a hunch about something just drop us an email and we'll give it a whirl and get back to you.

Quest Check:
We are extremely interested in keeping you interested on your quest to find out more about nature.  Keep checking back with us on a regular basis to see if your interests match our quests.

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