Dry ice

Smoking ice potions

Dry ice: a nice souvenir from our trip to the planet Mars. Kids will learn all about this mysterious, icy substance (-78°C) while taking part in several mind-blowing experiments: the Caribou song, the queen dance, geysers of Iceland, erupting volcanoes, jumping cap contests, bubbling witch’s brew, ghoulish pot… A magic show they’ll be sure not to forget!

Objectives at the elementary level

  • Distinguish between the states of matter (solid, liquid and gas)
  • Compare the states of matter of carbon dioxide with water (H2O).
  • Experiment with the sublimation of dry ice.
  • Use simple measurement tools (tong, dropper and graduated bottle).
  • Formulate hypotheses on the outcome of the mixtures.

Our needs

  • A sink must be available close to the areas where the animation activities will take place.
  • If there isn’t much time between activities, it is strongly recommended to set up the animation activities in the same area.
  • Six teams must be created before the science animator arrives.

Important information

  • This workshop is not available on Monday mornings.

Additional charges

  • For this workshop an additional fee of $ 67 + tx for dry ice will be added to your cart.
  • Travel costs (minimum $ 25) based on distance apply.
  • In 60-minute workshops, if there are more than 5 groups on schedule, the workshops will be spread over more than one day and the transportation costs will have to be adjusted accordingly.
  •  Additional fees will be charged if there is a delay of more than 90 minutes between two workshops.



Date (Please provide at least 2 dates, and if you have any restrictions for certain days of the week.)

Schedule (Please provide the full schedule of your school classes and if you prefer morning or afternoon. Note that a minimum of 5 minutes is required between workshops.)*

Is this reservation part of a MEES measure? *

If the previous answer is yes, please indicate what measure.

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