Now that winter will be here soon, bring the fun of winter indoors without having to put on mittens. This fun frost in a can science experiment is a classic that kids will love to make over and over again. The activity is simple enough that kindergarten kids can do it with ease, and it is also classroom friendly.
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Frost in a Can Science Experiment
Making frost in a can is a fun science activity for kindergarten kids. Kids will love that they can make frost and freezing temperatures right at home.
You’ll need just a few things to make your frost in a can:
Fill the can up with ice, then fill it about halfway with water. Now show the kids how to sprinkle salt in the can, then cover the top.
Frost will start forming on the outside of the can. If you think your frost needs a little help, try adding a bit more salt or shaking it up a bit more.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND FROST IN A CAN
Condensation forms when the temperature inside the can varies drastically from the temperature outside the can. When you use ice and lower the melt point of the ice, the process happens faster and more drastically, causing frost to form on the outside of the can. Make sure you see all our Kindergarten Science Activities!
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