Mess It Up With Megan: Smoke Bubbles

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On this episode of ‘Mess It Up With Megan’ we are going to be forming smoke bubbles.

This experiment does involve dry ice. The temperature of dry ice can range from -75 degrees to -110 degrees and can cause nerve damage, frostbite, or burns. Gloves will be needed to handle the dry ice.

What you will need:

  • Warm Water
  • Bowl
  • Gloves
  • Dry Ice
  • Dishrag
  • Dish Soap

First step is to fill a larger bowl with warm water. The warmer the water, the better the reaction.

Next, drop the dry ice into the warm water. What happens now is called sublimation (when a solid skips the liquid state and goes straight to a gas).

After that, take the soapy, damp dishrag and slide it over the rim of the bowl. When pulled along the edge, a bubble should start to form. When the bubble has formed it will start to grow. The pressure is from the gasses produced by sublimation. The bubble will pop when too much gas has been gathered. After a little while you will start to see tiny bubbles appear and keep popping at random times.

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