Raising Dragons: Ice Tower

We had an extra bag of ice laying around after a BBQ so we decided to build an ice tower using ice, salt, water and food coloring.

Start with a tray of ice, sprinkle a generous amount of salt on the ice then start adding the colored water. The salt starts to melt the ice so they cubes stick together and can be stacked to make a tower. Keep adding layers of salt as the tower grows. The final creation was quite beautiful with all the colors. We used red, blue and purple.

ages 4 – 8


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Chemistry
Early Childhood, K-6
Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

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