Poppy’s glacier inquiry
Poppy's CSI Experiment
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Poppy’s glacier inquiry
How Glacier’s freeze, & melt...
First Dad & I put in a little bit of
gravel, then dirt so that the
container was half full.
Then I put in some water from the
tap so that the container was
almost full to the top.
Next I put it in the food colouring. I
chose red because there was no
blue & red is my favourite colour.
Lastly, I put it in the freezer for 24
The next day once
my glacier was
frozen, I got it out of
the freezer & waited
to see what would
I set the timer &
every 10 minutes
me & my dad would
check on the glacier,
make notes & take a
At first I looked at the glacier & thought
that it looked like a big block of ice with all
the brown dirt at the bottom (Mum told me
that this is because the dirt & gravel are
heavier than water).
All the food colouring seemed to be at the
very top of everything else, but some of it
was drooling down the sides.
It looks like it’s
melted a lot. The
top is more red.
There’s a red puddle
that looks like lava
next to it. When I
moved it, there was
dirt & gravel
As the ice is melting, the rocks & dirt are falling off. Around
the sides is only dirt now! There’s a big pool of lava. The sun
is melting one side faster than the other.
I found it interesting that
even though our house
was warm my glacier
took a long time to melt.
I think this was because
there was lots of ice &
bits of it were thick!
I learnt that glacier’s move very slowly &
that they crush anything in their path.
They are very dangerous because they
are made up of hidden rocks. Once the
ice melts the rock is left to spread out.
By Poppy McPherson