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Does Carbon Dioxide Raise the Temperature of the Atmosphere?
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This project requires the direct supervision of the child by an adult such as a parent/guardian. The procedures for the project include transferring solid dry ice to a container. Dry ice sublimes to form carbon dioxide gas rapidly with a large transference of energy. Great care needs to be taken to transfer the dry ice using utensils such as tongs to grip the ice.
Dry ice can be purchased from some grocery stores. Call to check on the availability of carbon dioxide at local grocery stores before purchasing. This project requires the use of probes to measure carbon dioxide concentration. Carbon dioxide probes can be purchased through online catalogs from companies such as Vernier and Pasco.
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