There are plenty of fun things to do at home in this day and age. Means of entertainment are available in a wide variety, the least of which is on the Internet through games, videos, shows, and more. Why spend all day on the computer, though, when you can have fun as a family in new and interesting (dare I say educational) ways? Having fun with dry ice at home is the perfect way to have a good time.
Disappearing Dry Ice
Fun with dry ice involves science experiments that teach children about carbon dioxide and the process of sublimation. With dry ice, science can be fascinating in a very visual way. The simplest experiment one can do is to leave two small bowls on a table, one with an ice cube, and the other with a dry ice pellet. Leave the room for a while, and come back to find that the dry ice cube has disappeared!
Another simple yet highly entertaining science experiment is to use dry ice for its most famous purpose: making fog. Theatre productions use it, as well as the spookiest of Halloween parties. All you need to do is take a large metal or plastic bowl, fill it with an inch or two of warm-to-hot water, and put some dry ice in. The hotter the water, the more carbon dioxide fog will overflow. Watch as an avalanche of fog turns your kitchen into another world!
Frozen carbon dioxide can be lots of fun by itself, but it can also pair well with other ingredients for even more tricks. If you have a bubble mix at home, blowing bubbles can be one way to pass the time. If you blow a bubble over the dry ice, the soapy sphere will freeze under the cold temperature. You can then pick it up and examine it.
Giant Crystal Ball
Carbon dioxide fog can make its own bubble, too. First, make one solution of dish detergent mixed with water. Next, soak a strip of fabric in it. Meanwhile, prepare fogging dry ice as normal, with a bowl of warm water and dry ice pieces. Use your finger to coat the rim of the dry ice bowl with the soapy solution. Next, wring out the fabric strip and run it horizontally over the dry ice container. This will form a soapy coating over the bowl, and the dry ice fog will cause the film to rise into a big crystal ball.
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