Mad Science – Dry Ice

February 24, 2010 at 7:34 am (Uncategorized)

For our second Mad Science class at my house we explored the wonders of dry ice!

Here is some of what we did and learned this week:

  • Dry Ice is frozen carbon dioxide and has a temp of -109F (Don’t touch!)
  • There are 3 states of matter – solid, liquid and gas.
  • Sublimation is when a solid because a gas without turning into a liquid.
  • We watched dry ice sublimate!
  • We talked about how carbon dioxide gives soda it’s bubbles.
  • We tasted carbon dioxide bubbles. (It taste like flat soda or a burp! LOL)
  • We trapped carbon dioxide inside a soap bubble and then popped them.

Freezing water in a spoon that is touching dry ice.

Blowing up a balloon with carbon dioxide.

Playing with the gas!

Making bubbles….

All the kids wanted their mom’s to touch the bubbles because it was SO cool!

:Passing out a taste of carbon dioxide!

Having a taste.  It’s NOT so yummy!

Happy Homeschooling,


Read my other posts on Mad Science:
Mad Science Kid’s Day
Mad Science at My House – Watt’s Up?


1 Comment

  1. said,

    COOLNESS! My Remy is dying to do SOMETHING with dry ice.

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