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Fun with Dry Ice

Fun with Dry Ice | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Have you ever wanted to make a balloon inflate, a film can pop, and a spoon sing? With dry ice, you can do all of this and more! Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide, and when it sublimates, it produces a lot of gas.


The hypothesis is that dry ice can be used to create a variety of fun and interesting experiments.

Method & Materials

Wear protective glasses and thick gloves when handling the dry ice. You will use dry ice to make a film can pop, inflate a balloon, create fog, and make a spoon sing.
You will need dry ice, a plastic 35mm film container, a balloon, a spoon, and a push pin or straight pin.


These experiments demonstrate the sublimation process of dry ice and can be used to teach about the properties of carbon dioxide. One of the most interesting observations is that the balloon will sink at first, but then rise to the surface as it begins to inflate.

Why do this project?

This science project is unique because it uses dry ice to create a variety of fun and interesting experiments.

Also Consider

Experiment variations to consider include using a different container for the film can experiment, such as a soda bottle, and using a different type of balloon for the balloon experiment, such as a mylar balloon.

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