Sarah’s Science: Exploring Dry Ice through Experiments

Discover the exciting world of science with Sarah Spivey! Watch her live demonstrations on GMSA@9 every Wednesday, as she explains the science behind her experiments. In partnership with the San Antonio Zoo, Sarah’s engaging and interactive presentations are a must-see for parents, teachers, and students alike.

Are you ready to try some science at home? Check out these simple and fun experiments that can be done using everyday household items. All you need is dry ice, a few other supplies, and a sense of adventure!

Dry Ice Big Bubble:

Materials: Large bowl, dish soap/water mixture, water, shoe lace or strip of cloth.

Instructions: Fill a large bowl with water and drop a little dry ice in it. Dip a shoe lace or strip of cloth in a soapy solution and drag it across the bowl, sealing the bowl with soapy water. You should see a big bubble form with vapor from the dry ice.

Extinguishing Candle:

Materials: Tea light, match, Tupperware or small bowl.

Instructions: Place a tea light inside of a Tupperware and light the candle. Place some dry ice around the candle and watch as it slowly extinguishes.

Dry Ice “Instrument”:

Materials: Cups/containers of different sizes/shapes, water, soap.

Instructions: Place a small piece of dry ice on the table in front of you. Using a spoon, press on the dry ice. It should make a silly sound.

Billions of Bubbles:

Materials: Water, soap.

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