It is Halloween in the media center this week and thanks to Steve Spangler (I just love this guy!) we are making BOO Bubbles!
First I am reading a Halloween book - Halloween Night by Majorie Dennis Murray then I get into my "mad" scientists role and we make Boo Bubbles.
I bought this kit at Steve Spangler.com - watch the video and it will get you pumped to do this too.
I pour water into the Jar and ask the kids what it is (I am looking for a liquid as the answer).
Then I put on my gloves and grab a piece of dry ice and ask the kids what is it (I am looking for dry ice and a solid).
Now the fun begins - I drop it into the water and POOF - fog rolls out of the jar....oooh...ahhh
So I talk about the smoke being a gas and being carbon dioxide - then I make the bubbles, dipping the end of the plastic tube into dish detergent and then capping the top of the jar so that the gas fills the bubbles.
The BOO part of this is that with the bubbles filled with gas, they look like ghosts. The science part of this is talking about states of matter (Solid, gas, liquid).
And who doesn't like a little dry ice fun this time of year!