6 Glow-in-the-Dark Science Experiments to Try Tonight

Calling all mad— we mean mom—scientists (and daring dads, too)! Try these six glow-in-the-dark science experiments for kids after the sun goes down: we promise they will light up your night. Click through the slideshow to get the details.

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Photo: Owlcation

Glowing, Smoking, Bubbles

Add a little dry ice to bubble solution and the contents of an activated glow stick and get ready to rock the glow-in-the-dark scene in your neighborhood. Owlcation whipped up this awesome experiment to create glowing bubbles, and The Maker Mom thought to add dry ice to the same experiment here. The bubbles are out of this world—they glow and rise from the smoke. Naturally, we recommend an adult to handle the dry ice (skin contact can burn) and supervise this experiment.

The Science Lesson: Sublimation
When a substance passes directly from a solid phase to a gas phase without ever becoming a liquid, it sublimates. Dry ice sublimates to gas, and the bubbles encapsulate the gas. Activated liquid from the glow stick adds to the excitement, and is an example of a chemiluminescent, or a light that is produced as an energy byproduct when a chemical reaction takes place.

For even more great science experiments click here or check out the related science projects for kids of all ages listed below!

—Shelley Massey

 

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