In this activity, students will experiment with ice and water and evaluate how both can carry materials and change the formation of Earth’s surface.
About 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. Water exists on Earth in liquid, solid, and vapor states and shapes the land as it moves. In the Arctic and sub-Arctic, glacial erosion has shaped much of the landscape. Rivers and streams continually change the land it runs through all over the world.
Topic: Water as ice and liquid
Real-World Science Topics
• An evaluation of Earth as a water planet.
• A comparison of the liquid and solid water on Earth and how they shape the land.
After completing this activity, students should be able to explain that both liquid and solid states of water
impact our landscape and examine how Earth is a dynamic and ever-changing plane
About the Program
The Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education have partnered to create Siemens STEM Day, a beloved K-12 STEM program that offers an extensive library of free, standards-aligned activities that bring science, technology, engineering, and math to life inside and outside the classroom. These resources have been specifically designed to be easy to implement for educators, parents, Siemens employees, and community volunteers while remaining hands-on and engaging for students in all grades. Additionally, Siemens STEM Day offers dynamic career profile videos, educator resources, employee training, and an annual sweepstakes to make for endless possibilities for engaging in STEM.