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Instant Ice Cream

Ice cream is basically droplets of fat from milk suspended in millions of tiny crystals of ice, fluffed up with tiny pockets of air.

This activity shows you how to make the right mixture, then make it cold enough to create those ice crystals without the aid of a freezer. It also reveals how salt and ice make a chilling combination.

Curriculum links

KS2 Science: Properties and changes of materials

KS3 Physics: Matter – physical changes

Learning outcomes

  • Investigate the properties of different states of matter and how they look and behave differently
  • Use observation and questioning (curiosity) skills
  • Understand how different states of matter have useful applications in our everyday lives

Downloadable resources

SMG Learning Activities – Instant Ice Cream (PDF Document)

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