Thursday, May 2, 2013

It's A Gas!


We did a little experiment recently with dry ice.   By the end of it, the girls could explain to us the process of sublimation and they knew a little more about solid carbon dioxide.  Mr. M majored in Chemistry in undergrad, so this was ALL KINDS of fun for him.  Haha.

Mostly, though, the girls just had a blast checking out the dry ice and watching it sublimate. ;-)


You can see that Paprika was a little apprehensive at first, while Ginger was a little more adventurous:


I was all:  Don't Touch That!  And Mr. M was like: They're fine!


We got this dry ice from a place near us that only sells it in 15 pound blocks or higher - so we had a big cooler full of it.  We had fun for days...

I remember when I was little, my dad brought home dry ice once, too (he was a scientist before he became a pastor).  It was so fun play with dry ice back when I was a kid - some things never change!


You can see that Paprika eventually got more comfortable around it:


And then she used it to chase me around the house!




Baby Violet loved her little science lesson.  I don't think she quite knew what to think at first...


But, of course, she HAD to inspect it...


And then she loved it!


The End!

Ni Hao Yall


Allison said...

Your family is so adorable!

Laura said...

I love them so much!!!

tiarastantrums said...

so fun! what a great idea!

abrianna said...

Love the shots of Grace smiling and paprika chasing you with the dry ice. Fun!