Uploaded on August 03, 2012 by SciTechDiscovery Powered by YouTube
Video Description -- Soapy Sea Monster
In this activity, we will be using Ivory Soap to make a soapy foamy monster.
• 1 bar of Ivory Soap
• 1 Microwave
• 1 microwave-safe plate
• (Optional) Decorations such as pipecleaners and googly eyes
*Warning* This may leave your microwave in a soapy mess.
1) Unwrap your Ivory soap on top of your microwave-safe plate so that the only thing on top is the soap.
2) Place the plate in the microwave and heat on HIGH for two minutes.
3) Your soapy monster should start foaming up. Gauge how large your monster so that there's less to clean up. Just turn off the microwave when the size is right.
4) BE CAREFUL! Plate and foam can be very hot. Let the monster cool off for several minutes before you remove him from the microwave.
5) (Optional) It's time to decorate. Use supplies on hand to decorate your monster. When you're done, it's time to show off.
• Ivory soap is unique in how the soap bar is manufactured. A large machine whips soap, air, and water together causing tiny pockets of air/water to be trapped inside the bar. Unlike other soap bars, Ivory soap can float on water. This floating is caused by the low density it has (because of the air bubbles).
• The microwave heats up the air bubbles causing them to expand (heat causes air molecules to get more excited and bounce around more). The water and heat will help the soap become soft enough for this expansion to happen. Combined, these effects cause the soap to foam up to make your soapy sea monster.
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