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Mar 31

Teaching Idea ~ Surface Area Experiment

 

Surface Area Experiment Idea + Free PowerPoint

Each student was given two ice cubes individually packaged in Ziploc bags. One ice cube was chopped; the other was left whole. Students observed the ice cubes first to determine which contained the most surface area. Next students recorded the amount of time it took for each ice cube to melt. This experiment was a great cross-curricular activity between math and science as it proved that the more surface area the ice has exposed the quicker the ice will melt.

Unfortunately, I could not find the printable that goes with this activity.

Here is the PowerPoint I created to teach Freezing, Melting, and Evaporation.

The PowerPoint contains the following:

  • Definitions of melting, freezing, boiling, evaporation, condensing, and sublimating
  • A 10 Question Multiple Choice Quiz in which students must identify which state the water is in
  • Information ~ Factors that Influence the Rate of Evaporation
  • Information ~ Factors that Influence the Rate of Melting and Freezing
  • A 12 Question Multiple Choice Quiz about Factors that Influence the Freezing, Melting, and Evaporation Rates

You can download the free PowerPoint here.

 

You might also be interested in  Geometry Interactive Notebook Organizers. This product contains over 30 organizers including ones on surface area. Geometry may be purchased at Teachers Pay Teachers.

Geometry Interactive Notebook Organizers

 

Gay Miller

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