Philips Sonicare

With or Without Ice


  • 10 to 15 minutes


  • ice
  • drinking glass
  • measuring cup
    • None


    1. If your child wonders why the drink disappeared so fast, this activity will provide the answer and demonstrate the lost value of a drink that is filled with ice. Fill a glass with ice and pour in water until it is full.
    2. Empty the water into a measuring cup.
    3. Take the ice out and fill the same glass.
    4. Repeat the measuring.
    5. Discuss which would be the best value if purchased.


    • Repeat the experiment with varying amounts of ice.
    • Save paper cups from purchased beverages and measure the contents before and after ice is added to see how much you actually got.

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    Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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