Dry Ice Cloud
Have you ever wanted to create your own cloud? According to Jason Lindsey with Hooked on Science you can and all you need is dry ice and a few other supplies from around the house.
STEP 1: Fill the pan half of the way with water.
STEP 2: Place thermal gloves on your hands. Using a hammer crush the dry ice into pieces. Place the pieces of dry ice into a bowl.
STEP 3: Place the pan on the stove and bring the water to a boil.
STEP 4: Using thermal gloves remove the pan of water from the stove. Place the pan of water on a heat resist surface.
STEP 5: Using thermal gloves, from a distance above the pan of hot water, quickly pour the dry ice into the pan of hot water.
When you placed the dry ice into the warm water a cloud formed above the bowl. Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide and is minus-109.3 degrees Fahrenheit. As dry ice breaks down it turns directly into carbon dioxide gas. In science this process is called sublimation. Go to hookedonscience.org for more experiments that might get you “Hooked on Science.”