- 500g sodium acetate trihydrate
- 50mL glass beaker
- 250mL glass flask
- Clear safety glasses
- Instant Hot Ice activity guide
How Does It Work?
What Does It Teach?
The same science used in the Instant Hot Ice kit is also behind the heat released by hand warmers. The kit itself is a great way to teach about exothermic chemical reactions and the differences between solids and liquids.
Science Fair Connection
If you want to use Instant Hot Ice as a science fair project, you have to figure out a variable. We have two pretty good options:
- Test different solutes (salt, sugar, baking powder, etc.)
- Try making a supersaturated solution using different liquids
It is incredibly important that you are careful when performing these experiments. They should all be done with full safety gear and adult supervision.
Excellent! review by Chris Giddens on 6/29/2015
Worked perfectly and is amazing. I used the microwave method and it worked great. You will have some salt in the bottom, all you have to do is gently swirl the solution to dissolve it. Easy Peasy.
Hot Product. review by Xavier on 4/3/2015
Easy to do experiment. kids love the hot ice statues.
Instant Hot Ice review by joyce Russell on 4/6/2013
THIS IS SO COOL! I was impressed with the experiment from start to finish. I got it for my after school science club, and we had great success. :o)
Becky Vaughn-Holsted review by Becky Vaughn-Holsted on 2/6/2013
As long as I followed the directions, this was a perfect experiment. I got a lot of wows! However, when I did not allow the solution to cool sufficiently, there was disappointment! Three out of four...not really bad odds.
Did not work review by clint percefull on 12/16/2012
Tried the experiment several times exactly as the directions stated. Every time I removed the substance from the microwave the powder was still on the bottom in a solid clump and the water was on top. Nothing happened after this. I called and was told "it is fool proof, just follow the directions" I have ordered several things from this company and this is my first disappointment.
Cool review by Gabby Lantz on 11/22/2012
I love this product but it takes so long to cool down. once i cool it down smething activates it so it takes forever to prepare. plus you can only re use it twice if more it dosent work.