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Students enjoy science experiments with dry ice. Photo credit: @wegoh2o on Instagram.

Fun and Easy Dry Ice Science Experiments for your Classroom

Students enjoy science experiments with dry ice. Photo credit: @wegoh2o on Instagram.

Looking for a few engaging, fun ideas to help you teach scientific concepts to your students? Dry ice can help! Here are a few of our favorite science experiments using dry ice. They’re easy to conduct, informative and lots of fun for your students. Give them a try, and let us know how it goes in the comments section! To find Penguin Brand Dry Ice near you, simply use our store locator tool.

Before you try any of these science experiments, remember that dry ice must be handled with care. Always use tongs, gloves or a towel to handle dry ice, and follow all of our safe handling guidelines.

 

1) Create Large Bubbles with Dry Ice

This experiment is an excellent way to demonstrate how a substance can occupy a small volume in its solid state and a much larger volume in its gaseous state. KiwiCo shows how it works in this video:

 

2) Explain the States of Matter with Dry Ice

This experiment will help your students understand the different states of matter, and what happens when matter changes from one state to another. G Bon Science demonstrates in this video:

 

3) Grow a Snowflake with Dry Ice

You can use this fascinating experiment to teach your students about the way snowflakes and ice crystals form. Science Friday explains:

 

These are just a few of the ways you can use dry ice in your classroom. If you have other favorite science experiments, we’d love to hear them!

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