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Ice, Ice, Baby

What happens when water gets really, really cold? It freezes, of course! But ice does more than cool our drinks. Grab a sweater—it’s about to get chilly!

For Grown-Ups

What you’ll need

Ask About Today

What’s a glacier?

Explore

est. 30 min

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How Glaciers Change the World

Parts of the world are covered in thick layers of ice, called glaciers. But a lot of that ice is melting. What are glaciers and why do they matter? SciShow Kids explores these icy layers.

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Molly of Denali

Molly lives in Alaska, where there’s plenty of snow and ice to go around. She’s excited to enter an ice-sculpting competition. But what will she do when rising temperatures start to melt the ice? Find out in this episode of Molly of Denali.

Create

est. 15 min

Ice Painting

This neat activity from Busy Toddler is a fun way to stay cool in the heat!

Toolkit Materials:

Other Materials:

Ice cubes

Grown-Ups

You can set up this activity outdoors (recommended!) or on top of towels on the kitchen or bathroom floor. Fill a bin or large bowl with ice cubes and put out paints and brushes for your camper. That’s it!

Kids

Get to work painting your ice cubes! How does it feel to paint ice? What happens to the paint as the ice warms up?

Read

est. 30 min

The Bear Report

When a polar bear named Olafur appears in Sophie’s living room, she learns a lot about the Arctic. Listen along as author Thyra Heder reads “The Bear Report.” If you want, keep watching and join Thyra for an arctic drawing activity after the story.

Move

est. 20 min

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Frozen Dance Class

Brrr...is it cold in here? Here’s another chance to learn a dance to music from the movie "Frozen."

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