Virtual Camp 2019 Experiment 3: The Icy Cool Balloon

Water is vital for all living things, but it also has some cool chemical properties. On July 21, 2019, create your own icy cool balloon and observe how it melts!

Taylor, Izzy and a scientist look excited about the icy balloon experiment

It’s time for the third lesson of the 2019 Virtual Camp, brought to you by Metro Parent and Michigan Science Center: ice balloons and water chemistry!

Summers in Michigan are hot, and what better way to cool down than with some ice – and science?

But have you ever wondered how water becomes ice? Are you curious to learn what happens when ice melts? Are you just looking to play in some water and cool off?

Then this experiment is definitely for you.

Here, find out how to make your own ice balloon by watching the video. Then, get the guide for the step-by-step directions – plus cool water and chemistry trivia and extra resources. Take the quiz when you’re done for a chance at great prizes.

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And don’t forget to snap pix of all the fun you’re having and post to Instagram with the hashtag #MPcamp!

1. Watch the icy cool balloon experiment.

2. Download your free (icy) cool balloon guide.

Preview of the Icy Cool Balloon experiment guide

Make an ice balloon and watch it melt, plus discover some cool water and chemistry trivia and resources.

3. Take the crater creation quiz.

Test your science smarts. Take one quiz to win a free general-admission pass to the Michigan Science Center (good Aug. 18-Dec. 31, 2019).

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