The members of SciExcite had an amazing time teaching some amazing kids about the science behind dry ice on Monday! For those who don't already know, dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide, and it is much, MUCH colder than regular H2O. Dry ice can be found at a temperature of -109.3°F, and can actually burn you if you touch it. To avoid any injury, we made sure all the kids had gloves on while participating in the activities.
The kids at Hopeprint spent a good chunk of the time playing with our Boo Bubble machine. They were given the opportunity to hold bubbles filled with carbon dioxide, which was pretty awesome! We also demonstrated making a large bubble in a bowl, that burst and let the spooky carbon dioxide gas explode everywhere (no worries, this is perfectly safe!). Our final activity was filling a flask with dish soap, water, and dry ice. This causes a stream of bubbles to constantly flow out, and they're really fun to catch and play with!
The members of SciExcite had a fantastic time with the kids, and we are proud to say Dry Ice Day was a HUGE success!