Selected Fun Science Experiments with Dry Ice

How to Store Dry Ice | Dry Ice Fun Science Experiments

We all love to have fun in almost everything that we do in life. Here is a list of selected fun science experiments that you can do at your home with dry ice. You can either make dry ice at home by yourself, or you can buy dry ice from your nearby lab suppliers. However, dry ice can be dangerous if not handled properly. Dry ice is extremely cold and it can cause frostbite. Please perform these experiments under an adult’s supervision and by using necessary safety precautions.

Awesome Fun Science Experiments with Dry Ice

Let’s unroll our list of fun science experiments using dry ice here. The list prepared here is not arranged on any preferences. We believe each one of these dry ice experiments are fun to do and easy to perform, if you get dry ice. To start with, you may read about how to make dry ice at home (experiment number 10 in our list).

1. Dry Ice Bottle Bubble Drop Experiment

For this fun to do science experiment, all you need is an empty bottle, a straw, some soapy solution, and dry ice. If using warm water, you can speedup this home science experiment. Watch the video and do not forget to take needed safety measures.

2. Dry Ice Rocket Fun Science Experiment

The sheer thought of rocket links our mind with speed and force. This experiment where we developed a simple model of rocket helps us to understand the thrust required for a rocket. It also explains how gas, which cannot be touched, can be so powerful.

3. Dry Ice Snap Freeze Experiment for High School Students

Dry ice is used widely in food industry and firefighting industry (as carbon dioxide gas). It is also  quick and easy option to freeze things faster. Here we use dry ice to freeze a gummy bear and a few grapes. Try this experiment only under the supervision of a skilled adult.

4. Shivering Coins Fun Experiment Using Dry Ice

We know that people shiver either of cold or of fear. Here we have a few coins, sitting on a slab of dry ice, shivering in cold. Try this easy science experiment at home, and when you try it, make sure to use some coins that have larger diameter.

5. Make Dry Ice Soda at Home

What is actually dry ice? Dry ice is carbon dioxide in solid form. We know that fizzy drinks are made from carbon dioxide and water. Here is a simple to do science activity where you make your fizzy drink using dry ice (and not using soda maker). Caution: Make sure that you don’t drink even the smallest piece of dry ice that you mix in the water. 

6. Smoky Bubble Fun Science Experiments

We know that bubbles do not produce smoke. Then why we call this home experiment as ‘smoky bubbles fun science experiment’? Well, using this experiment we are capturing carbon dioxide within the bubbles. As the bubbles pop, carbon dioxide escapes and looks much like smoke.

7. Dry Ice Smoke Tricks

You now know that it is not real smoke rather it is carbon dioxide. This experiment is pretty simple and fun to do. All what you have to do is place a bowl of warm water on a flat surface and add a few pebbles of dry ice. You will see that the water ripples vigorously and produces carbon dioxide gas that floats over the entire surface.

8. Giant Bubble Experiment with Dry Ice

Bubbles are always fun. Let us use dry ice to make an extra large bubble. Once again, this activity can be easily done at home with a few things that you can manage to get from your stationary shop (most probably, except dry ice).

If you have done our dry ice smoke experiment (experiment number 7), you only need a long strip of waste cloth and some soapy solution. See the video, and you will be able to do it at your home.

9. Make a Model of Dry Ice Fire Extinguisher

Dry ice, as we discussed before, is solid carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is widely used in firefighting industry. Let us see how dry ice changes itself to carbon dioxide and helps to extinguish fire. As this experiment uses fire, we strongly recommend the experiment to be administered by an adult.

10. How to make dry ice at home?

All the above fun science experiments use dry ice. If you do not have dry ice, you won’t be able to perform any of the above experiments. Can we make dry ice at home? Yes, you can make dry ice at home by using a fire extinguisher or by using a soda maker. Fire extinguishers are comparatively expensive and we don’t suggest using them to make dry ice at home. Though buying dry ice from your local lab suppliers is the best option, if you are left with no dry ice suppliers, you can try making dry ice using a soda maker. See the video below to understand the procedure.

If you have decided to go for these dry ice fun science experiments, we also suggest you to read and understand how to store dry ice. You can find more interesting science experiments and science projects in our website. Make sure that you leave a comment after reading or performing our science activities. We always value your suggestions.

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