Learn how people take advantage of the seasons to meet their year-round needs. What are the unique properties of ice and why are we cutting it now? Use simple machines to cut, lift and store heavy blocks of ice. Then come inside to explore the science of ice cream as you churn and sample a batch. See how shapes can make pictures as you sew a cozy quilt to remember your day at the farm.
After participating in an 1890-1910 ice harvest, making ice cream and sewing quilt squares together, students will understand:
Next Generation Science Standards: PS1.A Structure and Properties of Matter PS2.A Forces and Motion PS3.B Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer PS3.C Relationship Between Energy and Forces PS3.D Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life NJ Science Standards: 5.1A Understand Scientific Explanations 5.2B Changes in Matter 5.2E Forces and Motion 5.3B Matter and Energy Transformations 5.4G Biogeochemical Cycles NJ Social Studies Standards: 6.1B Geography, People and the Environment 6.1C Economics, Innovation and Technology 6.1D History, Culture and Perspectives