Dry ice is an incredibly flexible tool. You can use it for shipping perishable goods, fun science experiments, and flash freezing your summer garden harvest. Here are some of the most fun ways to use dry ice with children.
Before you start playing around with dry ice and children, make sure that you are prepared to do so safely. Explain to your children what the rules are and why they need to follow them. Dry ice is very fun but also very dangerous. When using dry ice, keep in mind:
- Dry ice turns from a solid into a gas, so make sure that you use it outside or in an area with very good ventilation
- Dry ice is usually about -109 degrees cold, so you should always use protective gloves or cloth when handling it
- Dry ice can give you extremely painful burns in less than a second
- You should never store dry ice in an airtight container or a freezer
Make Glow in the Dark Bubbles
First things first, make a glow in the dark bubble solution.
- Break a few glow sticks to activate them. Cut them open (carefully) and empty them into a container of bubble solution.
- Add dry ice directly into the bubble solution.
- The dry ice will immediately cause the bubble solution to start foaming and make hundreds of fun bubbles.
Do Some Experiments
With adult supervision, this is a fun way to teach your children about gas expansion.
- Take small film containers and fill them with the glow in the dark dry ice bubble solution.
- Put the lid on right away and back up from the container.
- Once the dry ice starts to turn into gas, the cap will pop off and a fun explosion of glow in the dark bubbles will occur.
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