Unleashing the Fascinating World of Science with Meteorologist Sarah Spivey: Dip Your Toes into Dry Ice Big Bubbles and Other Homemade Experiments!

Sarah’s Science Experiments with Dry Ice

Discover the exciting world of science with Meteorologist Sarah Spivey! Join her every Wednesday on GMSA@9 as she performs demonstrations and explains the science behind them. Science with Sarah is brought to you in partnership with the San Antonio Zoo.

Are you ready to conduct some experiments at home? Here’s what you’ll need:

* Dry ice (ALWAYS handle dry ice with gloves)

* DRY ICE BIG BUBBLE: large bowl, dish soap/water mixture, water, shoe lace or strip of cloth

* EXTINGUISHING CANDLE: Tea light, match, Tupperware or small bowl

* DRY ICE “INSTRUMENT”: Cups/containers of different sizes/shapes, water, soap


Now let’s get started!


1. Fill a large bowl with water and drop a little dry ice in it.

2. 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.

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