Cook up some yummy bubbly fruit with dry ice and a little science.
Soda sure can taste great, but sadly it's loaded with unhealthy added sugars and chemicals. But what else tastes great and is also super healthy for you? Well, if you're here, you probably guessed it: fruit! Fortunately, the Experimonkey Monkeys were at it again and figured out a way to pack all the fizzy fun of soda into your favorite fruits. Let's take a look!
Always remember to wear eye protection during science experiments. Never handle sharp objects, open flames, chemicals, or other dangerous objects without adult permission and supervision.
Ask an adult to cut the apple for you. We recommend cutting it into wedge-shaped slices for maximum fizziness!
While we used an apple for this experiment, feel free to try it with all of your favorite fruits! Keep in mind that fruits with lots of natural juice tend to work best (sadly for the monkeys, bananas won't work too great).
Place the apple slices (or other fruit) into the plastic container, leaving about a quarter of it empty for the dry ice.
If your dry ice came in little pieces, try to find a thumb-sized piece of dry ice. If your ice came in a chunk, ask an adult to help you break off a piece of that size. Remember that it's better to use too little than too much dry ice, since you can always add more later.
Wrap the dry ice in a sheet of paper towel (to prevent the fruit from getting frostbite), place it in the container, and close the container with the lid.
Wait about 10 minutes for the ice to completely sublime into carbon dioxide gas and dissolve into the fruit juice, creating your scientific fizzy fruit. And then, bon apetit! Give your fizzy fruit a try... burrrrp (hey, don't look at me, it was the monkeys)!
Your fizzy fruit might be frozen (try saying that 5-times fast) after you take it out of the container, but don't worry... it'll still taste great and stay fizzy for about an hour while it thaws.