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- Ice cube trays
- Fruit, in bite-size pieces
- Heat and moisture-safe tray or baking dish with sides
- Put one piece of fruit (more if you’re using really small fruits, like blueberries) in each section of the ice cube trays. If you are doing this in the classroom, be sure you’ll make enough cubes for each child to have one.
- Cover with water and put into the freezer. Ask children to predict what will happen to the water and fruit in the freezer.
- You can check the tray regularly if you want to observe how long it takes for the fruit cubes to freeze.
- When the cubes are frozen, remove them from the freezer and turn the cubes out onto the tray. Observe what happened to the water around the fruit. How did it change?
- Now you need to get the fruit out of the ice. What can you do? This is a problem to solve. Let children brainstorm ways to get the fruit out of the ice cubes.
- Some solutions include using warm water to melt the ice, microwaving the fruit cubes, or just waiting. Choose one solution and try it.
- Eat your snack. Enjoy!