Science experiment: Frightening fog

Friday, October 12, 2007

Halloween is just around the corner and over the next few weeks, you will discover some spooky science experiments that you can try at home.

You never know these experiment might scare you into loving science!

Ingredients

Dry Ice

Hot water

Bowl

Gloves

Goggles

Instructions

STEP 1: Place a chunk of dry ice in a bowl. NOTE: PLEASE use gloves and goggles when handling and crushing dry ice. Dry ice is extremely cold and can damage your skin if not handled properly! There also should be an adult present.

STEP 2: Add hot water and watch the frightening fog form.

Explanation

Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide. When you placed the chunk of dry ice into the hot water you created a cloud. Your frightening fog sinks to the ground because it's heavier than the air.

KFVS12 and the Southeast Missourian are teaming up for science. Every Friday you'll find an experiment from the KFVS Heartland Science Lab in the neXt section of the Southeast Missourian. Grab the ingredients and join KFVS science reporter Jason Lindsey live on KFVS at 5 p.m. every Wednesday. More science experiences can be found at www.kfvs12.com and www.semissourian.com or check out Jason's blog at jasonthescienceguysblog.blogspot.com.

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