Experiment Your Way to Science with Sarah Spivey at Helotes Elementary School!

Sarah’s Science Experiments with Dry Ice

Experiment Your Way to Science with Sarah Spivey at Helotes Elementary School!

Sarah Spivey is a meteorologist who conducts science experiments at Helotes Elementary School in partnership with the San Antonio Zoo. Parents, teachers, and students can watch her demonstrations and learn about the science behind them on GMSA@9 on Wednesdays.

To conduct these experiments at home, you will need dry ice, a large bowl with soap/water mixture and water, a shoe lace or strip of cloth, a tea light and match, cups/containers of different sizes/shapes with water and soap, and Tupperware or small bowls.

Firstly, to create the Dry Ice Big Bubble experiment, fill a large bowl with water and add a little bit of dry ice. Then dip a shoe lace or strip of cloth in soapy solution and drag it across the bowl to seal it with soapy water. This should result in a big bubble forming with vapor from the dry ice.

Secondly, for the Extinguishing Candle experiment, place a tea light inside of a Tupperware and light it up. Then put some dry ice around the candle to watch as it slowly extinguishes.

Thirdly, for the Dry Ice “Instrument” experiment, place a small piece of dry ice on a table in front of you and use a spoon to press on it. This should make silly sound effects.

Lastly for Bubbles Billions experiment fill containers with water and soap then drop some dry ice into them to watch as many bubbles form! If you’re interested in having Sarah and David come to your school for live KSAT science experiments fill out this form!

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