Mad Scientists | 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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  1. Keara B. says

    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!

    • says

      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.

  2. Julie Wood says

    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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