We did this for no other reason than I saw it on my all time favorite Blog Se7en and I thought it looked really cool!
First we froze a big block of ice in an empty icecream container. Then we dyed some rock salt different colours with food dye. Then we placed the rock salt on the ice block and observed what happened.
Here are some other fun looking science type links, take a look and if you get time to try any, tell us how you get along!
Home Chemistry make crystal trees
The Exploration Station made GREEN FIRE! This is so awesome, but I think my boys need to be a LITTLE older...
Kids Who Think have SO many interesting, open ended challenges
Crafty Classroom has some great ideas for Geology that I DID want to try out this year but never got around to.
I could waste DAYS in Kitchen Science Experiments.
There is something about being able to eat an experiment or model that makes learning so much more fun. Check it out at Enchanted Learning
Rubber eggs are cool at Dragonfly TV
This I have done with the kids but sadly forgot to take photos.
More food experiments at Hunkin's Experiments
An eclectic bunch of experiments at scifun.org
And some simple experiments with The Magic School Bus
In the mood for some more fun wandering the web? Nip over to Se7en and check out their Friday fun links!