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Floating Icebergs


Explain that icebergs are really large chunks of ice that break off from huge areas of snow and ice and float in the water. Invite children to make and explore icebergs. Fill disposable cups with water and freeze them overnight. Peel off the cups and place the "icebergs" in a tub or at your water table. Encourage children to touch their icebergs, try to sink them, and even place small plastic polar animals on them for a ride. Finally, let children sprinkle salt on their icebergs and observe what happens.


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