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Expertly communicate the excitement of chemistry with these time-tested classroom practicals.
These resources have been compiled from the book Classic chemistry experiments : a collection of 100 chemistry experiments developed with the support of teachers throughout the UK.
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A Cartesian diver
An old favourite experiment, the Cartesian diver is easy for students to complete. Explore important ideas that build a foundation of knowledge.
Chemistry and electricity
Create coloured writing from acids, alkali, and salt solution, all activated through electrolysis.
Explore the reaction between acids and bases as students create disappearing ink, in this favourite classroom practical.
Electricity from chemicals
Use various metals, in pairs, and n electrolyte to form a cell. Then observe the formation of ions around the reactive metal, and compare the speed with which they form around the less reactive metal. Includes kit list and safety instructions.
Experiments with particles
Explore physical states, and how material interact with three practicals. Students use common classroom items to explore, and then note their findings. Includes kit list and safety instructions.
Identifying the products of combustion
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Illustrate the presence of water and carbon dioxide in the products of hydrocarbon combustion in this demonstration. Includes kit list and safety instructions.
Particles in motion?
Explore the movement of gas particles in this practical but reacting calcium carbonate with hydrochloric acid. Includes kit list and safety instructions.
Producing a foam
Explore foams and their properties in this experiment, so students learn how foam is produced and produce their own. Includes kit list and safety instructions.
Properties of the transition metals and their compounds
Student discover the diversity of transition metals in this practical that puts their knowledge of these common elements to the test. Includes kit list and safety instructions.
Rubber band experiment
A rubber band, a hairdryer, and a curious mind will see students discover the principles of heat based reactions. Includes kit list and safety instruction.
Testing salts for anions and cations
A full range of chemicals will guide students into discovering how to identify the composition of unknown substances. Includes kit list and safry instructions.
The effect of concentration and temperature on reaction rate
Reaction rate can be altered by many things, in this practical students explore how temperature and concentration effect reaction in an closer look at kinetics. Includes kit list and safety instructions.
The effect of temperature on reaction rate
Discover more about collision theory in this practical, where a sodium thiosulfate and hydrochloric acid mixture produce an interesting reaction. Includes kit list and safety instructions.
The effect of temperature on solubility
Hot or cold, which water is better for soluble substances? Explore your finding from this practical into the effect of temperature on solubility. Includes kit list and safety instructions.
The electrolysis of solutions
Electricity is passed through various solutions and the products are identified. Includes kit list and safety instructions
The preparation and properties of oxygen
Produce a potassium manganate(VII) reaction using a test tube, Bunsen burner, and scientific inquisition to detect the presence of oxygen. Includes kit list and safety instructions.
The reactivity of the group 2 metals
Discover more about group 2 metals with this experiment, where students can take control of their own observations and come to their own conclusions. Includes kit list and safety instructions.
The volume of 1 mole of hydrogen gas
Understand the volume of one mole of hydrogen gas through a magnesium and acid reaction, taking note of the temperature and pressure. Includes kit list and safety instructions.
Compare the viscosity of thick and thin liquids in this experiment, which gets young learners exploring how viscosity alters the speed of an air bubble through the substances. Includes kit list and safety instructions.
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55 Best Science Experiments for High School Labs and Science Fairs
Fire up the Bunsen burners!
The cool thing about high school science experiments and projects is that kids are old enough to tackle some pretty amazing concepts. Some science experiments for high school are just advanced versions of simpler projects they did when they were younger, with detailed calculations or fewer instructions. Other projects involve fire, chemicals, or other materials they couldn’t use before.
Many of these science experiments for high school are intended for classroom labs, but most can be adapted to become science fair projects too. Just consider variables that you can change up, like materials or other parameters. That changes a classroom lab into a true scientific method experiment!
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Biology Experiments for High School
When it comes to biology, science experiments for high school students usually bring dissection to mind. But there are plenty of other useful labs and hands-on projects for teens to try. Here are some of our favorites.
1. Mash potatoes to learn about catalase
Catalase is found in nearly all living cells, protecting them from oxidative damage. Try this lab to isolate catalase from potatoes using hydrogen peroxide.
Learn more: Potato Catalase/Practical Biology
2. Extract DNA from a strawberry
You don’t need a lot of supplies to perform this experiment, but it’s impressive nonetheless. Turn this into a science fair project by trying it with other fruits and vegetables too.
Learn more: Strawberry DNA/Numbers to Neurons
3. Re-create Mendel’s pea plant experiment
Gregor Mendel’s pea plant experiments were some of the first to explore inherited traits and genetics. Re-create his cross-pollination experiments with a variety of pea plants you’ve grown yourself.
Learn more: Mendel’s Pea Plants/Love to Know
4. Make plants move with light
By high school age, kids know that many plants move toward sunlight, a process known as phototropism. So science experiments for high school students on this topic need to introduce variables into the process, like covering seedling parts with different materials to see the effects.
Learn more: Phototropism/Science Buddies
5. Test the five-second rule
We’d all like to know the answer to this one: Is it really safe to eat food you’ve dropped on the floor? Design and conduct an experiment to find out (although we think we might already know the answer).
6. Taste foods to find your threshold for sour, sweet, and bitter
The sense of taste is fascinating—what some people think is delicious, others just can’t stand. Try this experiment to test subjects’ taste perceptions and thresholds using a series of diluted solutions.
Learn more: Taste Threshold/Science Buddies
7. Complete a field survey
Teaching students to conduct field surveys opens up the possibility of lots of different science experiments for high school. Show them how to observe an area over time, record their findings, and analyze the results.
Learn more: Field Survey/Love to Know
8. See the effects of antibiotics on bacteria
Bacteria can be divided into two groups: gram-positive and gram-negative. In this experiment, students first determine the two groups, then try the effects of various antibiotics on them. You can get a gram stain kit , bacillus cereus and rodospirillum rubrum cultures, and antibiotic discs from Home Science Tools.
Learn more: Antibiotics Project/Home Science Tools
9. Witness the carbon cycle in action
We know that plants take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen, right? Well, this experiment helps you prove that and see the effect light has on the process.
Learn more: Carbon Cycle/Science Lessons That Rock
10. Look for cell mitosis in an onion
Cell mitosis (division) is actually easy to see in action when you look at onion root tips under a microscope. Students will be amazed to see science theory become science reality right before their eyes.
11. Test the effects of disinfectants
Grow bacteria in a petri dish along with paper disks soaked in various antiseptics and disinfectants. You’ll be able to see which ones effectively inhibit bacteria growth.
Learn more: Antiseptics and Disinfectants/Amy Brown Science
12. Investigate the efficacy of types of fertilizer
Let’s spice things up in the botanical kitchen! Mix up some “recipes” for your students’ plants by experimenting with different types of fertilizer and see which one they devour the most.
Learn more: Best Fertilizer/Education.com
13. Explore the impact of genetic modification on seeds
Let’s go green and see what happens when we pit our crops against some weeds! Will genetically modified plants come out on top or will the weeds reign supreme? Let’s find out in this exciting biotech and plant challenge!
Learn more: Genetically Modified Seeds/Science Buddies
Chemistry Experiments for High School
Perhaps no class is better suited to science experiments for high school kids than chemistry. Bunsen burners, beakers and test tubes, and the possibility of (controlled) explosions? Students will love it!
14. Watch a beating heart made of gallium
This is one of those science demos that’s so cool to see in action. An electrochemical reaction causes a blob of liquid metal to oscillate like a beating heart!
Learn more: Gallium Demo/Science Notes
15. Break apart covalent bonds
Break the covalent bond of H 2 O into H and O with this simple experiment. You only need simple supplies for this one.
Learn more: Covalent Bonds/Teaching Without Chairs
16. Measure the calories in various foods
How do scientists determine the number of calories in your favorite foods? Build your own calorimeter and find out! This kit from Home Science Tools has all the supplies you’ll need.
Learn more: DIY Calorimeter/Science Buddies
17. Detect latent fingerprints
Forensic science is engrossing and can lead to important career opportunities too. Explore the chemistry needed to detect latent (invisible) fingerprints, just like they do for crime scenes!
Learn more: Fingerprints/HubPages
18. Use Alka-Seltzer to explore reaction rate
Tweak this basic concept to create a variety of science experiments for high school students. Change the temperature, surface area, pressure, and more to see how reaction rates change.
Learn more: Reaction Rate/Numbers to Neurons
19. Determine whether sports drinks provide more electrolytes than OJ
Are those pricey sports drinks really worth it? Try this experiment to find out. You’ll need some special equipment for this one; buy a complete kit at Home Science Tools .
Learn more: Electrolytes Experiment/Science Buddies
20. Extract bismuth from Pepto-Bismol
Bismuth is a really cool metal with a rainbow sheen. It’s also an ingredient in Pepto-Bismol, and by carefully following the procedures at the link, you can isolate a chunk of this amazing heavy metal.
Learn more: Extracting Bismuth/Popular Science
21. Turn flames into a rainbow
You’ll need to get your hands on a few different chemicals for this experiment, but the wow factor will make it worth the effort! (Click through to the YouTube link for an explanation of how this one works.)
22. Test and sort elements
Elements in the periodic table are grouped by metals, nonmetals, and metalloids. But how do chemists determine where each element belongs? This ready-to-go science kit contains the materials you need to experiment and find out.
Learn more: Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids/Ward’s Science
23. Discover the size of a mole
The mole is a key concept in chemistry, so it’s important to ensure students really understand it. This experiment uses simple materials like salt and chalk to make an abstract concept more concrete.
Learn more: How Big Is a Mole?/Amy Brown Science
24. Cook up candy to learn mole and molecule calculations
This edible experiment lets students make their own peppermint hard candy while they calculate mass, moles, molecules, and formula weights. Sweet!
Learn more: Candy Chemistry/Dunigan Science TpT
25. Make soap to understand saponification
Take a closer look at an everyday item: soap! Students use oils and other ingredients to make their own soap, learning about esters and saponification.
Learn more: Saponification/Chemistry Solutions TpT
26. Uncover the secrets of evaporation
This systematic and classic example of changing one variable at a time by creating several mini-projects will have your high schoolers engaged in a high-level review of the classic scientific method.
Learn more: Evaporation/Science Projects
27. Investigate the principles of pyrotechnics
Let’s dive into the explosive world of fireworks and discover the colorful secrets behind these dazzling pyrotechnic displays! Your students will be ecstatic to use party poppers (and sparklers, if you’re feeling really daring) to explore the science behind fireworks.
Learn more: How Fireworks Work/Royal Society of Chemistry
Physics Experiments for High School
When you think of physics science experiments for high school, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the classic build-a-bridge. But there are plenty of other ways for teens to get hands-on with physics concepts. Here are some to try.
28. Remove the air in a DIY vacuum chamber
You can use a vacuum chamber to do lots of cool experiments, but a ready-made one can be expensive. Try this project to make your own with basic supplies.
Learn more: Vacuum Chamber/Instructables
29. Put together a mini Tesla coil
Looking for a simple but showy high school science fair project? Build your own mini Tesla coil and wow the crowd!
30. Boil water in a paper cup
Logic tells us we shouldn’t set a paper cup over a heat source, right? Yet it’s actually possible to boil water in a paper cup without burning the cup up! Learn about heat transfer and thermal conductivity with this experiment. Go deeper by trying other liquids like honey to see what happens.
31. Blast music using magnets
We spend a lot of time telling teens to turn down their music, so they’ll appreciate the chance to turn it up for once! Using strong magnets and an amplifier (both available on Amazon), plus a few other supplies, they’ll build a speaker and measure how the magnets affect the volume.
Learn more: Paper Speaker/Science Buddies
32. Construct a light bulb
Emulate Edison and build your own simple light bulb! You can turn this into a science fair project by experimenting with different types of materials for filaments.
33. Measure the speed of light—with your microwave
Grab an egg and head to your microwave for this surprisingly simple experiment! By measuring the distance between cooked portions of egg whites, you’ll be able to calculate the wavelength of the microwaves in your oven, and in turn, the speed of light.
Learn more: Microwave Speed of Light/Science Buddies
34. Generate a Lichtenberg figure
See electricity in action when you generate and capture a Lichtenberg figure with polyethylene sheets, wood, or even acrylic and toner. Change the electrical intensity and materials to see what types of patterns you can create.
Learn more: Lichtenberg Figure/Science Notes
35. Build your own Newton’s Cradle
Newton’s Cradle demonstrates the concept of momentum—and it’s really fun to play with! Challenge students to design and build their own, experimenting with different materials or changing up the number of balls to see how it affects momentum.
Learn more: How To Make a Simple Newton’s Cradle/Babble Dabble Do
36. Explore the power of friction with sticky note pads
Ever try to pull a piece of paper out of the middle of a big stack? It’s harder than you think it would be! That’s due to the power of friction. In this experiment, students interleave the sheets of two sticky note pads, then measure how much weight it takes to pull them apart. The results are astonishing!
Learn more: Sticky Notes Friction/Science Buddies
37. Bounce balls to explore stored energy and energy transfer
Learn about potential and kinetic energy by bouncing balls and measuring their heights on each rebound. This is one of those classic physics science experiments for high school that students are sure to enjoy!
Learn more: Rebound Experiment/Science Buddies
38. Build a cloud chamber to prove background radiation
Ready to dip your toe into particle physics? Learn about background radiation and build a cloud chamber to prove the existence of muons.
Learn more: Background Radiation/Science Buddies
39. Slide into kinetic friction
Students will investigate kinetic friction and its effects on the speed of a rolling object by giving the objects a little push and watching them fly, on surfaces both smooth and rough. Stay tuned to see which texture wins the race!
Learn more: Effect of Friction on Objects in Motion/Science Buddies
40. Harness the power of air drag
Who can make the slowest descent? Students will use the power of drag to create a design that takes its sweet time falling to the ground. They’ll be encouraged to tinker and tweak until they have the ultimate sky-sailing machine.
Learn more: Science World and Scientific American
41. Magnetize a motor
Magnets lend themselves as a helpful material in many a science experiment. Your students will explore the properties of magnetism with any one of these five experiments using magnets. They’ll even learn the basics of Fleming’s left-hand rule.
Learn more: Simple Electric Motor/School Science Experiments
42. Explore interference and diffraction
Investigate the physics of light and optics using CDs and DVDs. Though both of these optical objects might be quickly becoming a thing of the past, your students can utilize their diffraction patterns to explore the science behind optics.
Learn more: Science Buddies
Engineering Experiments for High School
Engineering involves the hands-on application of multiple types of science. Teens with an interest in designing and building will especially enjoy these STEM challenge science experiments for high school. They’re all terrific for science fairs too.
43. Re-create Da Vinci’s flying machine
Da Vinci sketched several models of “flying machines” and hoped to soar through the sky. Do some research into his models and try to reconstruct one of your own.
Learn more: Da Vinci Flying Machine/Student Savvy
44. Peer into an infinity mirror
Optical illusions are mesmerizing, but they also help teach kids about a variety of science concepts. Design and build a mirror that seems to reflect lights on and on forever. The supplies are basic, but the impact is major!
Learn more: Infinity Mirror/Science Buddies
45. Design a heart-rate monitor
Smartwatches are ubiquitous these days, so pretty much anyone can wear a heart-rate monitor on their wrist. But can you build your own? It takes some specialized supplies, but they’re not hard to track down. You can buy items like an Arduino LilyPad Board on Amazon.
Learn more: Heart Rate Monitor/Science Buddies
46. Race 3D printed cars
3D printers are a marvel of the modern era, and budding engineers should definitely learn to use them. Use Tinkercad or a similar program to design and print race cars that can support a defined weight, then see which can roll the fastest! (No 3D printer in your STEM lab? Check the local library: Many of them have 3D printers available for patrons to use.)
Learn more: 3D Printed Cars/Instructables
47. Launch a model rocket
Bottle rockets are another one of those classic science experiments for high school classes, and for good reason! The engineering involved in designing and launching a rocket capable of carrying a specified payload involves the practical application of all sorts of concepts. Plus, it’s fun!
Learn more: Bottle Rockets/Science Buddies
48. Grow veggies in a hydroponic garden
Hydroponics is the gardening wave of the future, making it easy to grow plants anywhere with minimal soil required. For a science fair engineering challenge, design and construct your own hydroponic garden capable of growing vegetables to feed a family. This model is just one possible option.
Learn more: Hydroponics/Instructables
49. Grab items with a mechanical claw
Delve into robotics with this engineering project! This kit includes all the materials you need, with complete video instructions.
Learn more: Hydraulic Claw/KiwiCo
50. Play volleyball with machines
Challenge your students to design and build machines that will volley a Ping-Pong ball back and forth, using only basic materials. They can even compare their results to those from students around the world!
Learn more: Volleyball Challenge/Science Buddies
51. Construct a crystal radio
Return to the good old days and build a radio from scratch! This makes a cool science fair project if you experiment with different types of materials for the antenna. It takes some specialized equipment, but fortunately, Home Science Tools has an all-in-one kit for this project.
Learn more: Crystal Radio/SciToys
52. Build a burglar alarm
The challenge? Set up a system to alert you when someone has broken into your house or classroom. This can take any form students can dream up, and you can customize this STEM high school science experiment for multiple skill levels. Keep it simple with an alarm that makes a sound that can be heard from a specified distance. Or kick it up a notch and require the alarm system to send a notification to a cell phone, like the project at the link.
Learn more: Intruder Alarm/Instructables
53. Walk across a plastic bottle bridge
Balsa wood bridges are OK, but this plastic bottle bridge is really impressive! In fact, students can build all sorts of structures using the concept detailed at the link. It’s the ultimate upcycled STEM challenge!
Learn more: TrussFab Structures/Instructables
54. Unleash the power of geothermal energy
This experiment is all about tapping into the fiery fury deep underground within the Earth and harnessing it for clean, renewable power. It will definitely spark your students’ interest and exploration of geothermal energy.
Learn more: Geothermal Energy/Science Buddies
55. Construct a Rube Goldberg machine
In this activity, students will unleash their creativity as they design and build their very own contraptions that perform a simple task in the most complicated way possible. Your students will be using the engineering design process, problem-solving skills, and teamwork to create truly unique machines.
Learn more: Design and Build a Rube Goldberg/Teach Engineering
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110 Awesome Chemistry Experiments For All Ages
Chemistry experiments are a great way to get kids excited about studying chemistry even at a young age. I mean, what child doesn’t think about creating bubbling potions or sending secret messages?
The study of chemistry has a scary connotation for many people. Chemistry has this stigma of being only for really, really smart students who want a career in the sciences. The truth is that, like all science, chemistry is everywhere.
In fact, chemistry experiments for kids can be bubbly and full of fungi! Check out the video below of our Making Peeps Blow Up a Balloon chemistry activity.
It is in the way water freezes into ice . It is in the way apples turn brown when you leave their flesh exposed to the air. Chemistry is in the way sugar dissolves in water .
How does chemistry apply to our bodies? Check out our version of the egg with vinegar experiment . We added a little twist that makes an excellent connection between chemistry and our dental health. We have a 25+ page printable pack to go with it for just $2.95 .
Showing how chemistry is involved in everyday life can take that scary factor out of studying chemistry for students. When it comes time to study chemistry, they will be more excited about jumping in.
Chemistry Experiments For All Ages
I wanted to create a resource for you to be able to find the perfect chemistry experiments for your students no matter their age or interests. This post contains 100 chemistry experiments for students from preschool age through high school. I have divided them into 3 age ranges.
- Preschool and Primary
- Middle and High School
Here are a few disclaimers to my divisions of the experiments.
I realize that all students are different and are ready for different levels of experiments. For instance, some students in the elementary age group might be ready for more advanced experiments found in the Middle and High School section, while others need something more basic like those experiments found in the Preschool and Primary section.
Some may question why I put certain experiments in certain sections. First, I looked at the level of maturity I felt needed to conduct the experiment and if parental help was necessary. Next, I looked at the level of understanding the child would need to learn from the experiment.
Some experiments could teach something at different levels or could be done with parental help or independently and still be successful. When this was the case, I put the experiment in the lowest recommended age level.
With all that being said, these are just guidelines. Feel free to try experiments in sections that differ from your students’ age range if you think they would work.
For chemistry experiments, lesson ideas, and resources, check out my Homeschool Chemistry Pinterest board.
First, download the STEM Resource Guide
Preschool Science Experiments
Puffy Paint turned Slime activity (This is also good for older students who are studying polymers.)
Making A Pe eps Candy Blow Up a Balloon – lesson with printables
Diet Coke and Mentos Explosion
Dripping Slime Experiment
Lava Lamp Experiment
Color Changing Flowers
Rainbow Walking Water
Ice Cream in a Bag
Baking Soda Fizz Experiment
Primary Science Experiments
Make a “Stained Glass” window
Dissolving candy experiment with printables
A fun TWIST on the egg with vinegar experiment. This activity helps children see the chemical reactions that go on in our mouth! Free printable.
Making A Peeps Candy Blow Up a Balloon – lesson with printables
Add the dental health printable pack we have to go with the egg in vinegar chemistry activity
Do Some Soil Testing – This is important life skills information too!
Make Your Own Snowflakes
Polishing Pennies Experiment
Vitamin C And Apple Experiment
Homemade Butter Experiment
Secret Messages Science Experiment
120 Kitchen Chemistry & Culinary Science Resources – This is a very comprehensive list. If you want to also get some ideas for teaching your children about chemistry while cooking, this is a good place to look too!
Make Plastic From Milk
Fun Bubbles Experiment
Bending Candy Canes
Experimenting With Viscosity And Sensory Bottles
Sudsy Bubble Experiment
Taffy Slime Chemistry
Dissolving Egg Shell Experiment
Make Ice Grow
Skittles Rainbow Science Experiment
Erupting Lemon Volcano Chemistry
Make A Lava Lamp
Rock Candy Experiment
Make Heat Changing Color Sensitive Slime
Elementary School Science Experiments
Testing for Vitamin C with Iodine (We used a pumpkin, cranberries, oj, lemons, and more! It’s a lot of fun!)
Oxidation And Reduction Experiment
Make a “Stained Glass” window – a lesson about states of matter and crystallization
Making Peeps Candies Blow Up A Balloon – lesson with printable sheets
Add the dental health printable pack we have to go with the egg in vinegar chemistry activity for $2.95
Why and How Do Leaves Change Colors
Make A Polymer Ball
Red Cabbage Litmus Experiment
Harry Potter Potions Experiment
Peeps Science Experiment
Baking Powder vs. Baking Soda Experiment
Charcoal Water Purifying Experiment
Kitchen Chemistry: Cake Experiment
Polymer Science: Homemade Fruit Gummies
Food Chemistry: Turn Juice Into A Solid
Exothermic And Endothermic Reactions
Egg Float Science Experiment
Eggshell Geodes Science Experiment
Forensic Chemistry Experiment
Kitchen Chemistry Experiments
Mentos and Soda Eruption
Make Invisible Ink
Glow Stick Reactions
Using Lemons To Make Batteries
Make A Potato Battery
Candle Chemical Reaction
Melting Ice With Salt
Melting Ice Experiment
Salt And Ice Experiments
Explore An Unknown Material
How Temperature Affects Molecular Movement
Make An Edible Polymer
The Science Of Jello
Kitchen Chemistry – 2 projects
Make Curds And Whey
Making Hot Ice
The Science Behind Edible Glass
Grow A Crystal Garden
Sugary Drinks And Teeth
Big Hero 6 Chemistry Concoctions
Compare The Electrolytes In Sports Drinks
Measure Glucose In Your Food
Charged Atoms Experiment
Gummy Bears Osmosis Experiment
Milk Polarity Experiment
Simple Digestion Experiment
Disappearing Color Experiment
Middle and High School Science Experiments
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Endothermic Chemical Reaction using Epsom salt
Peeps Science: Change In Mass Experiment
Peeps Science Experiment: Blowing Up a Balloon with Peeps
Chemical Reaction Experiment
Oxygen And Fire Experiment
Make Poinsettia pH Paper
Make Elephant Toothpaste
Make A Rainbow Of Colored Flames
Make Green Fire Pinecones
Copper Plating Ornaments
Make Colored Fire
Electrolysis Of Water
Make A Silver Egg
Make A Black Fire Snake
Three Station Gas Lab
Solubility Of Gases In Water
Salt Formation From Chemical Reactions
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Water Content Lab
Water Quality Experiment
Make A Balloon Egg
Separating Sand And Salt
Rate Of Evaporation
Electricity From Chemicals
Create A Compound Of Two Elements
Melting And Freezing Experiment
Soft Water Experiment
Make Homemade Root Beer
How To Separate Water Into Hydrogen And Oxygen Using Electrolysis
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Easy Chemistry Experiments for Kids
October 19, 2021 By Emma Vanstone 1 Comment
When I think back to my own childhood and school days, I don’t remember any chemistry experiments until secondary school, which is a shame because there are so many wonderfully visual easy chemistry experiments for kids that can be done at home or in school with young children.
I’ve put together a collection of my favourite examples, do let us know if you try any.
Please remember young children should be supervised at all times.
Chemistry Experiments for Kids in the Kitchen
Exploding sandwich bags .
I did struggle a little when we tried this as the reaction happens so fast, but Steve Spangler has a nifty method where he traps the vinegar in a second smaller bag, which you then have to burst to get the reaction started.
Inspiration laboratories add a twist by adding some colour and making firework pictures at the same time.
Blow Up a Balloon
This is a super simple demonstration or experiment that has never failed me, and all you need is a container with a small neck, a balloon and either an alka seltzer or effervescent vitamin tablet. The alka seltzer or vitamin tablet react with water to release bubbles of carbon dioxide filling the jar and then blowing up the balloon.
Blow up a balloon with alka seltzer
Find out how to blow up a balloon with lemon juice and baking soda.
Make a lovely, colourful display using milk, food colouring and vinegar.
Oil, Food Colouring and Water Exploration Table
This oil, water and food colouring exploration table is brilliant for even very young children. For older children try a more structured approach, they could measure the amount of vinegar and baking soda needed to make the reaction spill over the top of the beaker, or try dropping tiny amounts of coloured water into the oil.
Density Rainbow Jar
Learn about the tricky concept of density and make a beautiful demonstration density jar .
Simple Density Jar
If you don’t want to make as many layers as we have, why not try this smaller version and try to find an object to float on each layer.
This lemon volcano from Babble Dabble Do is a great alternative to the traditional volcano and handy as the lemon already contains the acid.
Did you know you can clean coins with vinegar ?
Colourful Chemistry Experiments
Make your own ph indicator.
Test ph of vinegar and baking soda with a red cabbage indicator . What do you think might happen if you blow into the indicator?
Watching the colour dissolve from skittles or M & Ms dissolve into water is a lovely, quick, visual activity.
Chemistry Experiments for Kids Outside
Who doesn’t love a giant bubble ? Red Ted Art makes bubble making look easy in this great video. Remember the mixture gets better the longer you leave it, so allow plenty of time.
Make a Square Bubble
All you need to make a square bubble is a square frame.
Coke and Mento Reaction
The infamous coke and mento reaction is super easy and very impressive to watch. Try comparing the size of the geyser using diet and full sugar cola, or using different types of fizzy drinks.
Can you design something which allows the mentos to drop in as soon as you remove the lid?
Fun at Home with Kids makes elephants toothpaste look super simple, but do be careful with the hydrogen peroxide and take appropriate precautions.
Film Canister Rockets
Film canister rockets are easy, inexpensive and great fun. All you need is a film canister, effervescent vitamin tablet and some water. Experiment with different amounts of water and tablets to find the most explosive combination.
Make a Volcano
Find out how to make a volcano erupt with sand, snow or papier mache.
Chemistry Separation Methods
Did you know you can use bike wheels as a very basic centrifuge ?
Stone and Gravel Filter
Learn about filters by making a filter with stones , gravel and sand.
Filter Paper Chromatography
Take on the role of detective with some fun filter paper chromatography .
Can you think of any more amazing classic chemistry experiments for us?
Last Updated on February 10, 2022 by Emma Vanstone
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June 15, 2021 at 5:04 pm
these ideas are great i picked two to do at my moms house the skittles in water and coke with mentos my mom might not let me do the coke bootle and mentos but she might let me do the skittles i will let you know if it works if it does i give this website a 10/10
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Top 10 Chemistry Experiments You Don't Want to Miss
May 03, 2021 3 min read
A few years back we shared a series about how to teach the different areas of science at home, which you can find here:
- Teaching Biology at Home
- Teaching Earth Science at Home
- Teaching Astronomy at Home
- Teaching Chemistry at Home
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The posts in the series have remained some of our most popular posts and so we thought we would help you all out by sharing our favorite experiments for each discipline!
So far we have shared our favorite biology , earth science , and astronomy experiments. Today, we are going to share ten of our favorites for chemistry.
And without further ado, here are our top 10 chemistry experiments!
Top 10 Chemistry Experiments
1. Explore marker chromatography.
This STEAM activity versatile enough to do with what you have on hand and definitely delivers the "WOW" factor.
It's a great project for decorating a tree, making beautiful butterflies, or for making a scientific version of a tie-dye t-shirt. Whatever you decide to do with your marker chromatography artwork, the process is the same.
2. Test which one freezes first.
Winter is a great time to explore the principles of chemistry through experimentation! Although, with a freezer you can enjoy this experiment year-round.
This simple experiment will help your students to see how salt changes the freezing point of water .
3. Make a bioplastic in your kitchen.
This chemistry experiment shares how to make a simple bioplastic in your microwave!! What is a bioplastic you ask? It's a plasticky material made from biological chemicals.
Now, we can't exactly make a completely hard bioplastic in our microwave. However, we will make a super cool gel-like bioplastic using cornstarch and a few other items.
4. Polishing silver with chemistry.
I know you are thinking - silver polish can't possibly be a super fun chemistry experiment. But, the directions in this post contain the best possible homemade silver polish.
Uncle Cecil and President Lincoln of Sassafras Science fame tried hundreds of experiments just to make sure. This silver-polishing, scientific magic trick will make an afternoon chore into a super fun chemistry experiment.
5. Experiment with Borax.
Borax is an old-school laundry booster that many of the slime recipes use. But what do you do with the rest of the box when you are done?
You could get all retro and add it to your next load of laundry, but what fun is that? Today, we are going to share with you three chemistry experiments that use Borax - ones that you will want to do over and over again until the whole box is gone!
6. Do a kitchen acid test.
A kitchen acid test is always fun because of the color changes. But more than that, this hands-on science activity is a great way to show your kids a bit about the chemistry of acids and bases!
7. Send a secret message.
You use chemistry to be like a spy and send a secret message ! This kitchen science activity is one you can use over and over again.
8. Explode fireworks in your kitchen.
There is a lot of chemistry behind fireworks - the colors alone are due to different chemicals!
And although, you can't explode actual fireworks in your kitchen, but you can learn about them and then do a simple chemistry experiment to see fireworks in your kitchen !
9. Play with dry ice.
Dry ice is a fun way to explore the states of matter. It's one of those materials that appear to boil in room temperature water, sending out billows of white, wispy smoke.
This post shares three chemistry activities with dry ice from our lab to yours that you can use to explore this amazing material.
10. Mix up a batch of crazy colors.
This chemistry experiment is part color-change , part stink-up-the-kitchen and it requires a bit of preparation, but it is totally worth it! It's one of the best ways to show the difference between acids and bases.
Wrapping it Up
There are loads more options for chemistry experiments out there that we love - in fact, we probably could have done a post with 100 experiments! But these are the ten we don't want you to miss. If you want more chemistry experiments, check out our Chemistry Pinterest board .
If you want it all pulled together for you, check out the following our homeschool science programs with easy-to-use plans for teaching chemistry:
- For Preschool – Intro to Science and Summer's Lab
- For Elementary Students – Chemistry for the Grammar Stage and Chemistry Lapbooks
- For Middle School Students – Chemistry for the Logic Stage
- High School Students – Chemistry for High School
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Sodium in Water Chemistry Demonstration
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Sodium reacts vigorously with water to form sodium hydroxide . A lot of heat/energy is released! A very small amount of sodium (or other alkali metal) produces bubbling and heat. If you have the resources and space, a larger amount in an outdoor body of water forms a memorable explosion. You can tell people the alkali metals are highly reactive, but the message is driven home by this demo.
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The Leidenfrost Effect occurs when a liquid droplet encounters a surface much hotter than its boiling point , producing a layer of vapor that insulates the liquid from boiling. The simplest way to demonstrate the effect is by sprinkling water on a hot pan or burner, causing the droplets to skitter away. However, there are fascinating demonstrations involving liquid nitrogen or molten lead.
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Sulfur hexafluoride is an odorless and colorless gas. Although students know fluorine is extremely reactive and usually quite toxic, the fluorine is safely bound to sulfur in this compound, making it safe enough to handle and even to inhale. Two noteworthy chemistry demonstrations illustrate the heavy density of sulfur hexafluoride relative to air. If you pour sulfur hexafluoride into a container, you can float light objects on it, much like you would float them on water except the sulfur hexafluoride layer is completely invisible. Another demonstration produces the opposite effect from inhaling helium . If you inhale sulfur hexafluoride and speak, your voice will seem much deeper.
Burning Money Demonstration
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Most high school chemistry demonstrations are hands-off for students, but this is one they can try at home. In this demonstration, 'paper' currency is dipped in a solution of water and alcohol and set alight. The water absorbed by the fibers of the bill protects it from ignition.
Oscillating Clock Color Changes
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The Briggs-Rauscher oscillating clock (clear-amber-blue) may be the best-known color change demo, but there are several colors of clock reactions , mostly involving acid-base reactions to produce the colors.
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Supercooling occurs when a liquid is chilled below its freezing point , yet remains a liquid. When you do this to water, you can cause it to change to ice under controlled conditions. This makes for a great demonstration that students can try at home, too.
Colored Fire Chem Demos
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A colored fire rainbow is an interesting take on the classic flame test, used to identify metal salts based on the color of their emission spectra. This fire rainbow uses chemicals readily available to most students, so they can replicate the rainbow themselves. This demo leaves a lasting impression.
Nitrogen Vapor Chem Demo
All you need is iodine and ammonia to make nitrogen triiodide. This unstable material decomposes with a very loud 'pop', releasing a cloud of violet iodine vapor. Other reactions produce violet smoke without the explosion.
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50 Chemistry Projects That Will Amaze Kids!
February 26, 2019 by Ana Dziengel 5 Comments
Chemistry projects feel like magic , do they not? If you think about some of your favorite science projects, the ones you love to try with your kids or the ones that amazed YOU as a kid, more likely than not most of them involved chemistry.
Now I know a lot of us associate chemistry with lab coats, beakers and specialty ingredients but the reality is there are so many chemistry projects you can do using very simple, easy to find ingredients, often found in your own pantry. And since these types of simple chemistry projects use relatively safe ingredients, they are perfect to try with younger kids, ie. preschool and elementary aged children! In fact I think it’s so important for young kids to have a positive association with chemistry from a young age that fosters a love of this branch of science.
When most children are finally exposed to chemistry in school, it is at the high school level where the subject turns complex quickly; hopefully giving kids a chance to have fun at young age mixing up concoctions and watching chemical reactions will help carry their interest through the more complicated days of study ahead.
This post is a GIANT compilation of chemistry projects that would be great for the science fair, classroom demos, or at home science with your kids.
Before we get started let’s talk a little bit about what chemistry is and for parents I also included a section covering How to Do Chemistry Projects at Home. If you are a classroom teacher you can skip this section and head right to the projects here.
What is chemistry?
Chemistry is the branch of science that studies matter (anything that has mass and takes up space) and its properties, and how different substances (especially molecules and their atoms) interact, combine, and change to form new substances.
Here are some important definitions to know when working on chemistry projects:
- Element A substance that cannot be separated into any further substances. There are 120 known elements.
- Atom The smallest particle of an element
- Molecule Groups of atoms held together by a chemical bond.
- Ion An atom or molecule that has an electric charge
While most people think of chemistry purely in terms of chemical reactions, chemistry also covers the study of the states of matter as well as the density of substances.
The five branches of chemistry are:
- Analytical chemistry
- Physical chemistry
- Organic chemistry
- Inorganic chemistry
Read more about what each branch covers here.
How to Do Chemistry Projects at Home
Many chemistry projects can be done at home using simple materials and are a great way to foster a love of science in kids! I wholeheartedly believe that a wow factor in a project engages and inspires kids to learn more. If you want to try chemistry projects at home here are some suggestions and precautions:
Even though most of the projects in this list use safe, easy to find materials they should be used with safety precautions and under adult supervision. Why? Sometimes the chemical reaction that ensues can irritate the skin or eye, can be harmful if swallowed, or is just plain sticky or messy and adults should be on hand to supervise use . Also be advised that there are a few projects on this list that do use materials that are unsafe for kids to handle. These projects are meant to be demonstrations only and are labeled accordingly.
- Use household items for chemistry The classic chemistry project that never fails to impress is the reaction of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and vinegar (look for a number of variations on this classic in our Acids and Bases section) but there are lots of other great ingredients for chemistry to find in your kitchen including sugar, salt, yeast, lemons, dish soap, milk, Kool- Aid, cabbage, gelatin, and food coloring to name a few…before you order any materials online, try some projects with pantry essentials.
- Safety Goggles
- Large plastic beakers
- Prepare for mess Since a lot of chemistry involves reactions and the ensuing mess, be sure to choose a place in your home that you can easily clean up and where you won’t worry about getting dirty. A patio, breakfast area, or the garage are great choices.
- Generous work area Be sure to have a large table available so everyone has plenty of room to work and/or view projects without bumping into each other.
- Access to Water Clean up is always easier with water at the ready! Choose a location near a hose or shop sink.
- Hose it down Depending on the project I suggest doing super messy chemical reactions outside. That way spills can be hosed down easily.
- Painter’s Tarp & Trays If you cannot go outside a large plastic painter’s tarp is a great way to contain spills and mess. I also highly recommend doing projects on trays or cookie sheets. The raised edges help contain bubbly brews and are easy to dump out and wash.
- Dump station Have a bucket nearby to act as dump station for liquid reactions. Bring it around a table and dump at each station.
- Think about disposal Vinegar kills grass! Slime bits clogs drains! Be sure to consider where you can dump out the liquids safely.
Chemistry Projects for Kids
The following chemistry projects for kids are sorted by topic: Chemical Reactions, Acids and Bases, Carbon Reactions, Chromatography, Colloids & Solutions, Polymers, and Crystals.
Please note that many if these projects could fit in two or more categories in this post as they demonstrate various scientific and chemical processes. I only classified them once on this list.
Chemistry Projects with Chemical Reactions
What is a chemical reaction.
Chemical reactions occur when the chemical bonds in a substance are either destroyed or created. In other words the bonds in a molecule are broken during a chemical reaction and the atoms rearranged to create new molecules. Interestingly enough the number of original atoms does not change during the reaction, they are simply reconfigured.
An easy way to explain chemical reactions to kids is to use this analogy: Atoms are like letters, molecules are like words. Chemistry is like taking apart words and rearranging the letters to form a new word.
Read more about chemical reactions here.
Chemical Reactions Projects:
1. milk painting, 2. citrus battery, 3. elephant toothpaste.
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4. Density Lava Lamps
To make a density lava lamp fill a plastic bottle with the following liquids: Clear corn syrup, water with a few drops of food coloring, and layer of vegetable oil. Be sure to leave a space at the top of the bottle. Wait until the liquids settle then add in a tablet of extra strength alka seltzer. Watch as the alka seltzer and water react and bubble up through the oil layer. To see this in a step by step video check out this video (Pssst this is one of our students!!!)
5. Plastic Milk and Curds & Whey Experiment
6 . color mixing.
Pour water into three clear plastic cups, then add blue, red, and yellow food coloring to each. Have an additional cup full of uncolored water available as well. Give your child an empty ice cube tray and pipettes and let them create different colors by mixing different ratios of two different primary colors in each ice cube compartment. The secondary colors are new colors created from two primary colors. This is a simple visual of how chemical reactions work.
7. Chemistry Clock
8. blow balloons with yeast and sugar, 9. shiny pennies.
- Collect dirty tarnished pennies.
- Pour different acidic liquids into shallow containers. Try vinegar, salsa, lemon & lime juice.
- Add a teaspoon of salt to each container and stir to combine.
- Place a handful of pennies in each container and soak for 5 minutes.
- Remove them from the solution and rinse in soapy water. Let dry on separate paper towels.
- Compare the results! Which ones are shiniest? Which are dull? Did any turn green?
Acids are corrosive and sour tasting. Liquids such as vinegar, lemon juice, and tomato juice are acids. Pennies are made from copper which tarnishes (turns dark) when exposed to oxygen over time. Placing the copper pennies in an acid will clean the copper oxide off them and make them shiny again.
Learn about Acids and Bases
Most liquids are either an acid or a base. Liquids with lots of hydrogen ions in them are considered acids. Liquids with many hydroxide ions are bases. Scientists use a scale called the ph scale to measure how acidic or basic a liquid is. The more hydrogen ions in a liquid the more acidic it is and ranks low on the ph scale. The more hydroxide ions in a liquid the more basic it is and ranks high on the ph scale. You can see what that looks like here.
When acids and bases are mixed chemical reactions occur and the solution becomes neutralized.
Acid and Bases Projects:
1. baking soda & vinegar volcano, 2. lemon volcano, 3. the colorful cabbage juice science experiment and acid base experiment with cabbage, 4. dancing rice, 5. green eggs & ham, 6. bubbly citric acid brew , 7. baking soda vs baking powder science experiment, 8. exploding bags, 9. rainbow rubber eggs , 10. surprise eggs , 11. rainbow wizard’s brew, chemistry projects with fire (carbon reactions).
Carbon is the most important element for life. Chemicals that contain carbon are called organic compounds. Carbon has two main forms: The first is in the hard form of diamonds and graphite, and the second is the impure form found in charcoal, coal and soot.
SAFTEY WARNING: Carbon reactions are always fascinating to watch however the presence of fire means that these experiments must be supervised by adults at all times!
Carbon Reactions Projects:
1. smoking fingers, 2. fire snake, 3. silver egg, 4. invisible ink, chromatography.
Chromatography is the process of separating mixtures. We usually think of it in terms of color hence the prefix -chroma, however in chemistry is means simply a method of separating mixtures by letting them slowly move past each other. It applies to both liquids and gasses. This is wonderful in-depth explanation of chromatography.
1. chromatography .
In this project you will separate the color black into other colors. Fold a coffee filter in half. Fold in half two more times until you have a triangular shape. Color the tip of the coffee filter with washable black marker. Get a good coat of ink on the filter. Add a small amount of water to a plastic cup. Place the black tip of the coffee filter in the cup Wait and observe. Come back to the filter after an hour or two and see what happens to the ink. As the coffee filter absorbs water through capillary action, the black ink moves through the filter and is separated by the water into other colors. You should see blue, green and even red as the water separates the ink.
2. Chromatography Flowers
3. chromatography art, 4. chromatography bags, colloids and solutions/solubility.
Colloids and Solutions are two types of homogenous mixtures.
- Colloids are mixtures in which a small particles of a substance are suspended throughout another substance but not chemically bonded. They are stable though and do not separate. Examples of colloids are gelatin, butter, mayonnaise, fog and smoke.
- Solutions are mixtures in which the particles of one substance are completely dissolved in another substance. The solute is the substance being dissolved and the solvent is the substance doing the dissolving. An example of a solution is saltwater.
If you want a more in-depth primer on solutions and colloids hop over here .
1. colloid examples, 2. oobleck , 3. make butter , 4. gelatin streaking, solutions/solubility projects:, 5. ice sculptures , 6. ice cream in a bag.
A printable of the science facts at play here
7. Skittles Science
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A polymer is a substance made up of a long chain of molecules. Polymers are typically flexible materials like plastic or gum.
The classic polymer kids LOVE to make is slime! Glue is already a polymer but when combined with sodium tetraborate (borax ) the protein molecules of the glue and the borate ions crosslink, making it harder for the molecules to move and forming the gooey, sticky, substance we know as slime.
Other polymers you are probably familiar with are plastic bags, balloons, instant snow, and even the powdery substance found in diapers that expands when wet.
1. best basic slime .
Bonus: Get the Science Behind Slime printable here
2. Heat Sensitive Slime
3. diy bouncy balls, 4. magic plastic bag experiment, 5. instant terrariums, 6. how to make paper, 7. skewer through balloon , 8. dry erase figure and dry erase drawings, 9. recycled plastic flowers.
Crystals are a type of material that is formed by patterns of repeating molecules. There are four types of chemical bonds in crystals and therefore four categories of crystals. These are: Covalent, Molecular, Metallic, and Ionic Crystals. You can grow crystals by mixing up a super saturated solution (usually with a type of salt and water) and letting it settle over time so crystals will form. Check out the various types of easy to grow crystal below and go here to read more about the science of crystals .
1. classic borax crystals , 2. overnight crystal garden, 3. egg geodes, 4. crystal wind catchers, 5. crystal landscapes, 6. candy geodes , 7. salt crystals, conclusion & more.
Alright you guys, do you feel like you have some good project ideas for exploring chemistry with kids? Many of these will make greats science fair projects. Be sure to start with them as a topic then start asking questions, form a hypotheses, and do some experiments.
Now I have to admit that I really fell in love with chemistry projects as an adult. Working with kids in camp, after school, and with my own kids at home I’ve had the chance to try fun chemistry projects and discovered that I love watching chemical reactions AND the reactions on the faces of kids and bystanders during demonstration or project!
If you have kids who fall in love with this branch of science please do check out the incredible book series Elements , Molecules , and Reactions by Theodore Gray (see the series in our Amazon science ideas list here ) The books are stunning, informative, easy to understand and, wait for it…funny!
Another valuable resource for kids who love chemistry is Mel Science’s Chemistry subscription box. They send you a starter kit for free with all the materials you’ll need and then each month you get a new chemistry experiment delivered to your door! This is great product because a lot of specialty chemistry ingredients are hard to find and these kits simplify getting the materials you need! Check it out here:
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February 26, 2019 at 10:31 pm
These were some really awesome projects. I really liked the Citrus Battery projects. It seems simple and easy for a young kid. I wish schools should give more focus to such experiments instead of shoving down the theoretical knowledge down the throat of young kids.
Carol Biggs says
March 1, 2019 at 4:58 am
Is all of this info available on book form?
Ana Dziengel says
March 6, 2019 at 5:49 am
Not at this time but that’s a great idea!
Betsy Mitten says
March 5, 2019 at 10:43 am
Thank you for making this fantastic collection of experiments with clear directions and easy to understand explanations of the science behind the fun! I know I’ll refer to this list often. I especially appreciate the way the experiments are classified/organized. I teach art with science connections and we are already planning on chalkboard and magnetic slime :). I’ll be sure to tag Babble Dabble Do when I post photos of work inspired by this on target collection!
Kyra Rodriguez says
March 5, 2019 at 10:54 pm
These are all great ideas! I’m pretty sure the kids will have fun and love this activities
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Classic chemistry experiments · A Cartesian diver · Chemistry and electricity · Disappearing ink · Electricity from chemicals · Experiments with particles.
Chemistry Experiments for High School · 14. Watch a beating heart made of gallium · 15. Break apart covalent bonds · 16. Measure the calories in
Chemistry experiments are a great way to get kids excited about studying chemistry even at a young age. I mean, what child doesn't think about creating
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Chemistry Experiments for Kids in the Kitchen · Exploding Sandwich Bags · Blow Up a Balloon · Colourful Milk · Oil, Food Colouring and Water
1. Explore marker chromatography. · 2. Test which one freezes first. · 3. Make a bioplastic in your kitchen. · 4. Polishing silver with chemistry. · 5. Experiment
Interesting High School Chemistry Demonstrations · Sodium in Water Chemistry Demonstration · Leidenfrost Effect Demonstrations · Sulfur
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Chemistry Projects for Kids · 1. Colloid Examples · 2. Oobleck · 3. Make Butter · 4. Gelatin Streaking · 5. Ice Sculptures · 6. Ice Cream in a Bag · 7.
Elementary school teachers can use these activities to enrich the study of many different science topics in the elementary curriculum.