Hooked on Science: Dry water

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Did you know dry water exists? Create your own by using two items from the kitchen.

Materials

* Water

* Ice cube tray

Instructions

STEP 1: Pour the water into the ice cube tray.

STEP 2: Place the ice cube tray into the freezer.

STEP 3: After several hours remove the ice cube tray from the freezer and observe dry water.

Explanation

Water can exist in three states: a liquid, a solid and a gas. When you placed the ice cube tray in the freezer the water froze, creating a solid or dry water.

Jason Lindsey is a Science Outreach Educator with Hooked on Science. Check out his website Hooked On Science at hooked onscience.org for webcasts and experiments that might get you hooked on science. Send him your science questions at jlindsey@hookedonscience.org. More science experiments can be found at www.semissourian.com.

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