We are using one of our favorite items at the Science Center (dry ice) to talk about the density of different gases. Simply, dry ice is solid carbon dioxide and when we add hot water to it, we release that carbon dioxide gas. So what happens when we compare the carbon dioxide gas released by dry ice to a different gas- helium? Do you think they have the same density? Will the give us the same result with a balloon? Watch the full Science Sunday segment below to find out.
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Aoife Ryle is a STEM Educator at the Connecticut Science Center. In addition to working with school groups, she works with our Teen Program, Overnights department, and shoots weekly science segments for WFSB. She has a degree in Bioengineering from the University of Maine and has a personal interest in the life sciences and engineering which makes bioengineering a perfect crossover.
Mark Dixon is a meteorologist on WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News and a host of the weekly Science Sunday segments with the Connecticut Science Center. He has been nominated for several Emmy awards for weather anchoring and has won awards from the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcaster’s Association and the American Meteorological society.