Kids love to learn and hands-on experiences are always an effective teaching method. However, safety is paramount when handling dry ice. Adults always need to be actively involved in the handling the dry ice. Safety always needs to be a priority. Please keep that in mind when you read these fun dry ice experiments to do with your kids.
Dry Ice Experiment: Does Dry Ice Melt?
Your kids will love this simple and easy experiment. First, put some dry ice on a tray and watch what happens. Most kids, based on what they know about ice, will predict that the ice will melt. However, we know that this is not correct, as dry ice actually sublimates. This experiment can be fun to do inside a plastic bag, as the ice will appear then disappear right before your very eyes!
Experiment 2: What Happens When Dry Ice Meets Water?
Fill a vessel with room temperature water, and then add a few pieces of dry ice for an effect that your kids will love. Water is a much better conductor of heat than air, which leads to a faster and more dramatic sublimation. The gas will bubble on the surface, leading to a cool visual effect.
Put Dry Ice In A Toy Tea Kettle
For this experiment, you will need to take a toy tea kettle and add a little water as well as a tiny piece of dry ice. As the dry ice sublimates into gas, steam will dramatically shoot out of the spout. Be sure to take safety measures always when handling dry ice. Do not touch it directly or put it in hot water.
Discover What Happens Put Dry Ice In Your Drink
When you do this experiment, you will need to put a few small chunks of dry ice in your drink. Then, watch what happens! The carbon dioxide in dry ice will sublimate just like it did in water and will disappear only to leave your drink lightly and deliciously carbonated. It is key for safety purposes to remember to never drink or touch solid dry ice. It can cause severe injury.
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