Experience the Magic of Science with Sarah Spivey’s Dry Ice Demonstrations at Helotes Elementary School

Sarah’s Science Experiments with Dry Ice

Discover the wonders of science with Sarah Spivey as she conducts demonstrations and explains the science behind them every Wednesday on GMSA@9. Watch her videos at Helotes Elementary School, and explore a variety of experiments with dry ice in partnership with the San Antonio Zoo (Copyright KSAT 2023 – All rights reserved).

If you’re interested in having Sarah and David come to your school for a live science experiment, simply fill out this form. Winners will be selected at random (Copyright 2024 by KSAT – All rights reserved).

Here are the materials you’ll need for each experiment:

– Dry ice (NEVER HANDLE DRY ICE WITHOUT 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

– BILLIONS OF BUBBLES: Water, soap

Ready to get started? Here are step-by-step instructions for each experiment:

DRY ICE BIG BUBBLE:

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.

EXTINGUISHING CANDLE:

1. Place a tea light inside of a Tupperware and light the candle.

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