Introduction: Easy DIY Dry Ice Experiment

This is an experiment showing an easy way to have some fun and create an amazing science experiment. This experiment would be great to use in a science fair project for student and a cool way to show the effects dry ice has to students.


Small pieces of dry ice
Hot water

A graduated cylinder or a plastic water bottle

Something to pick up the dry ice like a spoon or gloves

Dish soap

Food coloring

Step 1: Gather All Your Materials

Step 2: Pour the Hot Water Into the Cylinder or Water Bottle

The maximum amount of water you should add is about halfway up the glass, but you should have enough to fully submerge the dry ice.

Step 3: Add Dish Soap to the Glass

You can add as much dish soap as you would like. The more, the more bubbly it will be.

Step 4: Add Food Coloring

Add any color food coloring to the glass. You can add as much as you would like. For a cooler effect, stir it up.

Step 5: Put the Dry Ice Into the Mixture

The larger the piece, the more of a reaction it will have. Make sure that the piece is small enough to put in the glass.

Step 6: Voilà!!

The dry ice and the hot water should cause a reaction, and the dish soap should make bubbles and make the substance rise out of the glass.