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Simple Halloween Decorations from the Science Whiz!

Dr. Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D., is the pro behind the great chemistry content on About.com. Each October, she provides scary fun tips for readers to dress up their Halloween parties. The best part? They’re easy to recreate in your own home! Here are just a few of her fantastic ideas: Homemade fake blood for an […]


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Cool Science: Fun Experiments With Dry Ice

It’s that time of year again: science fair season! Students and parents alike should consider looking into the scientific marvels of dry ice to wow judges and peers this year. Below are some sample experiments you can easily do in your own home. The Screaming Quarter What you’ll need: A block of dry ice A […]


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Ask The Penguin: How To Make Lots of Fog and Hold Soap Bubbles

The Penguin gets a lot of fan mail – as the leading avian expert on dry ice, he often receives questions about how to use it in some really cool ways. The below question comes to us from Robbin: Mr. Penguin, I am working on a photography project. I will be shooting at night will […]


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Meet the Dry Ice Washing Machine!

What is the worst, most tedious chore everyone has to do? Washing the laundry. If you’re the kind of person who always turns their underwear pink or never ends up with an even number of socks, we feel your pain. Luckily, the Penguin has found a great new concept for a portable washing machine that […]


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Use Dry Ice To Carbonate Fruit!

Fruit is a great addition to any meal, especially desserts and salads. You can put a whole new twist on fruit by adding a little Penguin Brand® Dry Ice! Using “fizzy fruit” with your next dish will surely make it stand out. About.com’s Chemistry Expert Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. put together a great walk through of the steps required: […]


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What is The Penguin Thankful for this Holiday Season?

Penguins are known to be thankful for a number of things, like tasty fish, cold water and a nice bed of ice to slide on.  In the spirit of the season, our Penguin would also like to recognize some special people that we can thank for their love of science, fun and dry ice. Steve Spangler The […]


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Photo Challenge Entry of the Week – Witches and their Brew

Today’s featured contest entry is a fantastic photo that comes from Arianys.  These faces say it all – kids love the cool effects dry ice brings to your gathering.  This is the perfect time to mix up the fun with a few scientific facts about the properties of dry ice! Interested in sharing your own […]


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Back to School Dry Ice Experiments… For Adults!

Students across the country are heading back to school in waves; however, they shouldn’t be the only ones who get to have fun with science! We recently found this great video in the “Scientific Tuesday” series on YouTube that shows five experiments that can be conducted with dry ice and a few household items.  Some […]


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Dry Ice Meets Liquid Nitrogen

­­ Dry ice and liquid nitrogen.  They’re two of the coldest materials out there, but what happens when you introduce them?  Luckily, we have some great science resources over at Frostbite Theater, put on by the Jefferson Lab, to help us find out! httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctPbhKldOgA Though dry ice is cold, it is not as cold as liquid […]


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Libraries Promote Fun and Learning During Summer Break… With Dry Ice!

With pool parties, summer camps and other distractions, it’s easy to let the brain take a break until school starts back up in August.  Many libraries around the country however provide fun learning opportunities for kids while school is out for summer. Earlier this moth, the Hoboken Public Library in Hoboken, New Jersey, presented a […]


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