Dry Ice Experiments

This Dry Ice Experiments activity & project also includes:

Freeze it to eat it. The classroom instructor demonstrates a few activities using dry ice. Two of the demonstrations show the carbon-dioxide gas coming from the melting dry ice is heavier than the surrounding air. Learners then use the dry ice to freeze the ingredients of ice cream and taste their creations. Pupils use dry ice to create clouds, extinguish a candle, and capture CO2 gas after making the ice cream.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Research how to make dry ice and its properties
Classroom Considerations
  • Frost bite is a safety concern for these activities
  • Requires obtaining and storing dry ice
  • Includes scientific description of the demonstrations
  • Contains a list of required materials 
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