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    Jan 22, 2017

    This Dry Ice Sublimation Experiment Will Probably Blow Your Mind

    MY BUBBLES.

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    Bubbles are fun. Science is fun.

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    Put the two together with this dry ice bubbles science experiment and you've got a straight up party.

    You'll need a few things:

    Dish soap

    Bowl

    Water

    Funnel, $5.63

    Plastic tubing, $5.93

    Tape

    Scissors

    2-liter bottle

    Box cutter

    Dry ice

    1. Mix 1/4 cup of dish soap with 5 cups of water (it doesn't have to be exact) in a large bowl.

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    2. Snake the plastic tube ($5.93) into the funnel ($5.63) and tape it in place.

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    3. Cut the bottom off of an old plastic soda bottle.

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    4. Use salad tongs or rubber gloves to place the dry ice into the bottle. Pour warm water into the bottle.

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    5. Quickly cover the bottle with the funnel, maintaining control of the tube.

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    6. Submerge the tube in the soapy water to make bubbles.

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    Dry ice is basically solid carbon dioxide that automatically transitions from a solid to a gas. This process is called sublimation.

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    Learn more about sublimation on Science Kids.

    Sometimes science is stranger than fiction.

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