sublimation

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Dry Ice and bubbles are nothing new, but it doesn’t get old too quickly either, especially when it looks great (cue the music and backlighting) and is a fun DIY.

You’ll need Dawn Dish Detergent (5 tablespoons), Glycerin (95%, 4 tablespoons), Distilled Water (1 cup), a bowl, a 100% cotton cloth strip, some dry ice (2 or 3lbs) and thick gloves for handling the dry ice (since dry ice will burn skin). Now watch!

Previous related DIY links: A dry ice and bubbles tutorial + how to handle dry ice safely.

Thanks, @mamagotcha.

Update: It’s Okay to Be Smart explains the science behind the fun!

Bubbles + Dry Ice (the solid form of carbon dioxide) come together in this step by step video for “creating planets.” It’s also a great DIY parent-kid project for learning about physicsgassessurface tension, sublimation (when a solid turns into a gas without passing through a liquid phase), andsince dry ice will burn skinhow to safely conduct an experiment!

DIY: A dry ice and bubbles tutorial + how to handle dry ice safely.

via Gizmodo.

Previously: soap film rainbows on a bubble.