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Cold Hard Facts...What Inquirying Minds Will Know: High School Version Inquiry-based Ice Investigations
In this activity students will work with ice in order to gain a practical application of math concepts. It will evolve into an inquiry-based study to determine if the dimensions of the ice will make a difference in the way the ice floats in the water. The inquiry lesson may lead to further inquiry-based investigations for extended learning in the classroom or home.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Cryology
  • Mathematics
Technical requirements:
Student worksheets are in Microsoft Word format.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-992
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Interactions of energy and matter
        • Structure and properties of matter
Related resources:
This resource is a version of 'Cold Hard Facts: What Inquirying Minds Will Know: Inquiry-based Ice Investigations'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Tina King
West Elementary School

Publisher: The Armada Project