Taking Flight with the Anaheim Ducks

Posted by Kellee Wallace

Ever wonder about the science of ice, and how it does what it does? PBS SoCaL Education took to the ice with the Anaheim Ducks First Flight event to see just how this amazing stuff is formed. To kick things off, over 15,000 school kids from all around Orange County visited the Honda Center and got an up close and personal look at the science of ice. In hockey, the players skate in a giant rink made entirely of ice. How do they make the rink? How do they keep it cold? These were just some of the questions the Ducks answered as they demonstrated the power of ice by making ice cream, a miniature ice rink, and other fun activities that the kids could try at home.

  
  

The PBS SoCaL Education team was also on site to introduce a fun activity inspired by Sid the Science Kid, teaching kids the temperature that water freezes into ice and the many different ways that it can melt. All-in-all it was a great day filled with kids, ice, and hockey fun. To learn more about First Flight and other Anaheim Duck programs, visit their site S.C.O.R.E.  

  
  
        

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