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Participants investigate a frozen sphere, trying to learn about objects hidden inside and comparing that process to how planetary scientists at NASA investigate "icy worlds."

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Add a Tech Twist Optional: infrared thermometer, infrared video camera, digital microscope
Hints for uses in your library This activity was developed as part of a toolkit for museum staff and includes a suite of online resources in English and Spanish to engage learners in any setting. Enhance this activity by using additional tools, including infrared thermometers and infrared video cameras to take temperature measurements and/or a digital microscope to make close-up observations. See "Reflections on Ice" (http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org/earth-science/180-reflections-on-ice-how-we-look-for-ice.html) for even more ideas.
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Originating Source The Science Museum of Minnesota
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Ice Orbs

Ice Orbs

Participants investigate a frozen sphere, trying to learn about objects hidden inside and comparing that process to how planetary scientists at NASA investigate "icy worlds."