Although it’s clear that dry ice has many practical uses, it always seems to put one in the mind of recreation – Halloween, concerts, stage plays, etc. We can certainly all remember dry ice projects at the science fair when we were still in school, and what an exciting way it was to learn scientific principles as they apply to the real world. In that spirit, we’ve found a fun new experiment for your kids, or for your own inner kid, to enjoy!
Be Your Own Fortune Teller
Behold the dry ice crystal ball! This is a fun project that can be completed with household materials, and of course, dry ice! To complete it, you’ll need a small bowl, a bigger bowl with a rounded lip, Dawn dishwashing soap, protective gloves and eyewear, and a narrow strip of cloth. Intriguing? We think so! The first step is to protect yourself with that gear we talked about! Then, lay the dry ice, the size of about four ice cubes, into the bigger bowl, pouring water into the bowl about halfway full. Spread a bit of the dishwashing liquid into the smaller bowl, and smear it all over the strip of cloth, dredging off excess liquid because using the cloth. Finally, lay the cloth across the bowl with the dry ice and move it towards and away from your body, like a fortune teller in a trance. Watch as the dry ice, carbon dioxide in a solid state, rise and forms a milky white bubble, ready to burst into some fog in a few minutes!
Beyond Science Experiments, Into Science
Of all the fun things that can be done with dry ice, don’t forget that you can use it in other areas! It can help you travel safely with food if you’re planning on camping or taking a road trip. You can substitute if for regular ice if you’re throwing a fancy themed dinner party with signature cocktails! Stay with us here, but you can even use dry ice to make ice cream. Because dry ice is such a unique material, since it doesn’t melt like normal ice, but sublimates, turning from solid to gas instead of solid to liquid, its uses are naturally diverse.
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