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Sublimation Bubbles

In this activity, learners explore sublimation by capturing carbon dioxide gas in soapy bubbles sublimated from dry ice.

DESCRIPTION

"Sublimation Bubbles" shows how some solid materials can sublimate directly into their gaseous form. Participants use water to observe dry ice sublimating into gaseous carbon dioxide, and then capture the gas in soapy bubbles.

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DESCRIPTION

"Sublimation Bubbles" shows how some solid materials can sublimate directly into their gaseous form. Participants use water to observe dry ice sublimating into gaseous carbon dioxide, and then capture the gas in soapy bubbles.

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OBJECTIVES

BIG IDEA

Chemistry can help us understand our world and learn about how materials behave and change.

Chemists use tools to discover and make new things.

LEARNING GOALS

  • Learners will develop positive attitudes toward learning about chemistry:

    • Learners will increase their feelings of interest in chemistry through hands-on exploration and observation of chemistry concepts and phenomena.
    • Learners will increase their sense of self-efficacy related to chemistry through hands-on interaction with exciting materials, and by successfully understanding how to do the activity.

Credits

YEAR CREATED
2018
OWNING INSTITUTION

Museum of Science, Boston

FUNDING

Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DRL 1612482. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

PERMISSIONS

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US).
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