Experiment Sublimation

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The process of a solid changing directly into a gas


Dry ice
Paper plate
Tongs (for handling ice)

  1. Using the tongs, place dry ice on plate
  2. Observe dry ice and the air surrounding it

Questions to consider:

  • What do you notice about what’s happening?
  • What do you think is causing it?
  • How could this happen in nature?

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