Ice – not such a terrible hero of the frosty lands


Ice – not such a terrible hero of the frosty lands

Overall aims:

  • Enriching knowledge about the features of winter weather;
  • Developing knowledge about the properties of ice and salt;
  • Developing the skills of critical thinking, observation, posing hypotheses and making conclusions during the experiments and challenges;
  • Strengthening fine motor skills;
  • Raising awareness of human influence on climate changes.

Intended learning outcomes:

The child will be able to:

  • Describe in their own words what the weather is like in winter;
  • List the properties of ice and salt;
  • Conduct simple experiments and challenges using ice and salt;
  • Create art works;
  • List the actions humans can take to prevent global warming.


Initial – Activating prior knowledge during conversation: What is the weather like in winter? What’s the ice like? What do we know about ice?
Ongoing – observation during activities and workshops
Final – designing the picture story: What am I doing for the climate / environmental protection?

Pathway structure:

Stage I – ecological and socio-cultural pillars

Demonstrating the possibilities of using frost for outdoor play. Getting to know the characteristic features of winter weather in the past and now.

Stage II – environmental, socio-cultural and economic pillar

Conducting the experiments, challenges and artistic activities with the use of ice cubes. Investigating the properties of ice. Understanding the mutual relations between human activity and nature resources.

Stage III – environmental and socio-cultural pillar

Raising awareness of human activities related to global warming and climate change. Drawing attention to the child’s own attitudes/ possible activities towards the environment – what can we as children do to protect the climate?

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