Students make ice cream

Second graders learned how matter can change from a liquid to a solid by making ice cream in class.

CES Innovative Learning Lab Teacher Sarah Lant led the activity by providing students with a re-sealable bag of cream inside another bag of ice and salt.

“You have to massage them and wiggle them to make the ice cream. You shouldn’t be slamming them or kneeling on them,” Teacher Kim Donato explained to her excited students.

“I have ice cream! I have ice cream!” students exclaimed as their kneading lowered the temperature of the cream, causing it to solidify.

After their hard work, students enjoyed the ice cream with toppings. Non-dairy ice cream was also on hand for students with allergies so they could also enjoy a treat.

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