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Looking for a "chilling" experience using one of the world's most unusual substances that will support your student's process skill development? Then freeze some water, grab some salt and get ready for hands-on explorations that emphasize observation and questioning skills. During this highly interactive program, your students learn more about the skills they use in science every day and how you can strengthen these skills. While ice seems like a simple phenomenon, investigating ice will uncover important properties of matter concepts- changes of states, freezing point, and molecular structures.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $140.00
Point to Point Premium: $125.00
By Request: $140.00
By Request Premium: $125.00

*Due to shipping costs, schools outside of the United States will be provided with a list of materials to gather for their program rather than a kit being mailed to your school.

In order to complete your reservation for this program, please visit www.connect2texas.net. We will ask for complete billing information on this reservation page.


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

Teachers/coordinators must visit www.connect2texas.net to complete reservation process.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs canceled due to weather or technical difficulties. However, the full fee will be charged for programs which do not cancel with 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Fort Worth, TX
United States

Let the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History come to you! You
and your students can connect and interact LIVE with the Museum’s team
of experts without leaving your campus! Utilizing interactive distance
learning in the classroom, your students can explore science and history
with Museum curators, staff and special guests. These 50-minute
sessions correlate with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and National Standards.

To register
for a program, please go to www.Connect2Texas.net and
click on Events.  Available programs are listed by date and time but you
can narrow down the search by selecting Fort Worth Museum of Science and History from
the program filter. If you would like to request a program on a specific date
and time, email distancelearning@fwmsh.org or call (817)255-9472.

Anne Santana

Program Details


1. Group welcome

2. Facilitator briefly discusses importance of process skills, specifically observation and questioning, then introduces a tool for gathering observations and questions called "I Notice/I Wonder"

3. Students receive ice and note initial observations and questions

4. Facilitator and students create a group list of questions from initial experience

5. Experimentation with ice and other substances

6. Add questions to group list

7. Students distinguish those questions that can be investigated by experimentation from questions best answered through research

8. Facilitator shares appropriate science content based on student questions.


The participants will:
-readily ask a variety of questions that include investigable and non-investigable questions

-recognize the difference between an investigable question and one that cannot be answered by an investigation

-discuss how they can turn a question into a form that can be tested

-make careful observations using several senses

-will actively explore the unusual characteristics of ice and the interaction of various substance on ice.

-use tools of science to extend their senses

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS K-8 Science as inquiry:
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop
* Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
* Understanding about scientific inquiry

NS K-4 Physical science
As a result of the activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of

* Properties of objects and materials

NS 5-8 Physical science

As a result of their activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding of

* Properties and changes of properties in matter
* Transfer of energy

State Standards

Texas Science
1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 4.2, 5.2, 6.2, 7.2, 8.2
Scientific processes. The student develops abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry in the field and the classroom.

1.4, 2.4, 3.4, 4.4, 5.4, 6.4, 7.4, 8.4 The student uses age-appropriate tools and models to verify that organisms and objects and parts of organisms and objects can be observed, described, and measured.

1.5, 2.5 The student knows that organisms, objects, and events have properties and patterns

1.7, 2.7. 3.7, 4.7, 5.7 6.7, 7.7. 8.9 The student knows that many types of change occur/matter has physical properties

6.8, 7.8 The student knows that complex interactions occur between matter and energy.