Singing Spoon Science Activity

Singing Spoon Science Activity 

Whether you’re searching to start your own cover band or are looking for a fun science experiment to do at home, this singing spoon activity is just what you need. (Plus, you likely already have most of the materials needed to get started!)

So, what are we waiting for? Watch the video or follow the directions below to try out this activity on your own.

What You Need:

  • Penguin Brand Dry Ice
  • Metal spoon
  • One cup of hot water
  • Tongs
  • Protective gloves
  • Rubber mallet
  • Tea towel or dish towel

Step 1: Carefully, with a mallet or hammer, break the dry ice into smaller cubes.

SAFETY NOTE: To cube your dry ice from a block, wear protective gloves and eyewear, place the dry ice block in a towel, and carefully hit the block with a hammer or mallet. Do not chip at dry ice with a knife or other sharp object.

Step 2: Fill a glass or cup with hot water.

Step 3: Using tongs, move a piece of dry ice onto a solid surface or dish towel.

Step 4: Dip your metal spoon into the glass of warm water. Hold it here for 5-10 seconds to ensure the spoon gets heated up.

Step 5: Remove the spoon from the water and gently press it against the dry ice. This will cause the dry ice to sublimate and release a sound similar to singing or screaming.

Step 6: Enjoy the fun! Repeat steps 4 and 5, moving your spoon in different directions to keep your spoon singing in different keys all afternoon.

BONUS STEP: Place a dry ice cube on a ceramic plate to hear it rattle like a drum, forming an almost complete band!

Safety Notes:
Never place dry ice inside airtight containers.
Parental supervision is required.
Always use gloves and tongs when handling dry ice.

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