Mad Scientists | PSF

July 1, 2010 in photostory friday,PSF

They are destined to be scientists, just like their mommy.

Look at them with their dry ice experiments.

First, we did the basics.  We put dry ice in warm water and watched the dry ice bubble and evaporate.  (Did you know that dry ice doesn’t melt it evaporates?  It goes straight from the solid phase to the gas phase.  It’s called sublimation.)

dry ice with water dry ice experiment

Then, we added some dish soap and made some huge, fun bubbles.  #2 LOVED it.  She kept asking for “more bubbles,” “more bubbles.”

dry ice and bubbles big bubbles

The coolest thing about the bubbles is that they were filled with carbon dioxide, so when the girls popped them, a little smoke cloud erupted.

And, they loved popping them.

hocus pocus popping the big bubbles

After the “bubbles” with the dry ice (for about 30 minutes), the girls got to see what came in the dry ice!  Yummy, yummy popsicles.

yummy bomb pops so tasty

I actually think they enjoyed the dry ice more then the popsicles.  They asked for the “bubbles” until we were out of dry ice.  They haven’t asked for popsicles again!

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Erin

LOVE this. I saw it on ParentsConnect and had to come by your blog to check out what else you do!

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Jessica McFadden - A Parent in Silver Spring
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Found you via ParentsConnect’s Silly Summer Showdown and love your site! Adding you to my RSS…and adding dry ice to our summer fun activity list. Thanks!!!

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Marina

Oh my! What fun!! I have to say the kids look thrilled. I must dry this with my little man one of these days!
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Krystyn

Definitely! You can get dry ice at most grocery stores.

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Jill
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CUTE! As much as popsicles are fun and delish, dry ice is so much more exciting.
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Krystyn

Yeah, popsicles are so average:)

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Jeana

LOVE this! What a fun way to introduce some scientific concepts to even the littlest of kids :)
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Krystyn

Oh yeah, and they still remember it, too!

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Kristyn

i love this and need to do this with my daughter!
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Krystyn

Yes, you should! It’s so fun.

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Sara Phillips

We LOVE Dry Ice! I need to get some more because I’ve never added bubbles to it.
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Krystyn

Yes, the bubbles make it a thousand times more awesome!

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Keara B.

Awesome idea! Not going to lie… I sometimes struggle to come up with fun (and educational) activities to do with my 3-year-old. I think she’d love this. Thanks for sharing!

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Krystyn

3 is definitely a tough age to keep the kids entertained. I saw a tutorial today with “excavating” a dinosaur using a toy and “burying” it in a tub of ice and pouring warm water over it.

We like to play with shaving cream, too.

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mrs. hils

Look at those tiny tot scientists! Hard to remember when the Bigs were the size of the Littles.

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Krystyn

You are soooo right….and now I will go cry!

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nicole dziedzic

What a cool at home experiment for the kids, great learning tool also, looks like a lot of fun.

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Julie Wood

How fun! My niece and nephew would have fun doing this experiment. I will have to try it with them! Your adorable kids looked like they were having a lot of fun!

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Brenda Haines

This is going to be so much fun!! Thanks!

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Sandy Klocinski

LOVE it! Thanks! The kids really look like they are having fun

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Richard Hicks

I really like this and a wonderful way to get kids interested in science

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