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Hola amigos! We have been LOVING homeschooling! This week we made homemade ice cream in a bag to learn about the properties of matter. We had so much fun and my nenes were so amazed that they could make their own ice cream using a ziploc bag!
Ice Cream in a Bag
Why it works:
This activity works well for many ages and levels of students. For my firstie, the state standard is to be able to discuss the properties of matter so we were able to talk about texture, shape, color, and introduced the concept of solid and liquid. He is currently working on making a video of his own to explain the process.
Gallon Ziploc: 1
Quart Ziploc: 1
Kosher Salt: 1/3 cup
Half and half-: 1 cup
Vanilla Extract: 1/2 teaspoon
Granulated Sugar: 2 tablespoons
Ice: 3 cups
- Pour one cup of half and half into the quart size Ziploc bag.
- Add the sugar and vanilla extract
- Push out the excess air and seal the bag to set it aside.
- Place the ice and kosher salt into the large gallon Ziploc bag.
- Drop the small bag into the large bag and seal it.
- Shake the bag vigorously for about 7-10 minutes until the ice cream has hardened.
If you want to read about other fun learn at home activities be sure to check out my post abut Dinosaur Week.