Steve Spangler Science: Dry Ice Balloon

Want to blow up a balloon without wasting all of your breath and energy? Some frozen carbon dioxide might do the trick!

Blowing up balloons can be quite the task. You’ll spend a ton of time huffing and puffing while blowing your breath into the rubbery orb. Don’t waste all of that time and energy making yourself light-headed! Try dropping a piece of dry ice into a balloon instead, and watch what happens.


Chemistry, Pressure, Sublimation & Desublimation
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