Dry Ice Bubble – Experiments

One of the best Dry Ice Experiments – Dry Ice Bubble

First example and Explenation of Dry ice bubble experiment. Check out the video!

Safety First!

Safety is cool! Adults Supervision! Be careful with dry ice as it can cause skin damage if not used safely.
Make sure to use safety gloves to make your hands safe.  Avoid directly breathing in the vapour of dry ice.

In this science experiment we will create big soap bubble with dry ice CO2 gas. Gas will make it grow until the point the soap can’t handle the weight. This experiment is a great one for adults to do with kids.
Add hot water to the dry ice and cover it with a layer of soapy water, that you apply it with strip of cloth and watch your bubble grow.

What You Need For Dry Ice Bubble:

  • Water
  • A large bowl with a lip around the top (a smaller bowl or cup will work too)
  • A strip of material or cloth
  • Soapy mixture for making bubbles (water and some dishwashing liquid should do the trick)
  • Dry ice

Instructions Dry ice Bubble:

•    Place your dry ice in the bowl and add some water (it should start looking like a spooky cauldron).
•    Soak the material in your soapy mixture and run it around the lip of the bowl before dragging it across the top of the bowl to form a bubble layer over the dry ice.
•    Stand back and watch your dry ice bubble grow!

What’s happening?

Dry ice is carbon dioxide (CO2) in its solid form. At temperatures above -56.4 °C (-69.5 °F), dry ice changes directly from a solid to a gas, without ever being a liquid. This process is called sublimation. When dry ice is put in water it accelerates the sublimation process, creating clouds of fog that fill up your dry ice bubble until the pressure becomes too much and the bubble explodes, spilling fog over the edge of the bowl. Dry ice is sometimes used as part of theatre productions and performances to create a dense foggy effect. It is also used to preserve food, freeze lab samples and even to make ice cream!

Where To Get Dry Ice

Places where adults can buy dry ice include large grocery stores and Walmart. Butchers and ice cream stores might have some too.

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