The Science of Ice Cream

The newly established Science Club kicked off the year by learning how to make ice cream.

To make the delicious vanilla, strawberry, and coffee flavoured ice creams, the girls used ice and salt to freeze their mixture of milk, cream, sugar, and flavouring. Because the salt lowers the freezing point of the ice, the ice then melts into water. In order to melt, the ice must take energy from it’s surroundings, so energy in the form of heat is transferred from the ice cream mixture into the ice, causing the ice cream mixture to freeze.

The girls enjoyed learning about the “science” of ice cream, which was equally as enjoyable as the taste of the delicious frozen treats.  The girls concluded the experiment by sampling the ice cream in cones, and the first meeting of Science Club was deemed a success. The next Science Club day will involve crystal making, and everyone is welcome to sign up!

Submitted by: Xi Lin, Gr. 12

The Science of Ice Cream
The Science of Ice Cream
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Birthday Book Donations

Junior School Library Birthday Book Donations

Tera donating the book Ready Set School!
Tera donating the book Ready Set School!

A long tradition at York House is for our junior school students to celebrate their birthday by presenting a book to the library. The birthday girl presents a book during assembly as her gift to the library collection for all students to enjoy. In recognition of this gift, inside each donated book is a bookplate with the donor’s name and birthday. These birthday book donations are one way that our junior school library collection is kept up to date with new and popular titles on an ongoing basis. Thank you!

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