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Boiling Ice: A physics demonstration illustrating the kinetic molecular theory of matter

The Science Teacher—January 2001

Physics is a good course to teach to young students because inquiry-based activities can be integrated into lectures to reinforce concepts and ideas. This article features a favorite activity that keeps student interest high—where ice is made by boiling water with no external heat applied. This experiment causes students to explore further and learn how to use the theoretical concepts of physics to explain the numerous phenomena occurring in the environment that they take for granted.
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