Chemistry Science Experiments
24+ hours to complete
Requires Alcohol Lamp, Use Precautions!
Brings in Art
Things are going to get messy...
Simple and safe
Explore the inner workings of a developing (non-fertilized) egg by removing the shell.
Learn about how spreading heat across a surface can make it more durable.
Test tube lava lamps
The principle of "oil and water don't mix" is intensified by adding in alka seltzer bubbling and food coloring.
Testing the density of liquids
Why do some liquids sink and others float? The density of a liquid is impacted by the weight of the molecules and how closely they are packed together.
Extracting Fluorescein for Glow-in-the-Dark Fun
Extract fluorescein from highlighters to use in a variety of beautiful ways.
Make Fake Snot
Combine simple ingredients to make a polymer that resembles the chemical make-up of snot.
Make a Crystal Snowflake
Crystals are made up of molecules arranged in a repeating pattern that extends in all three dimensions.
Make your own pH paper strips
Anthocyanin is a chemical found in plants such as cabbage, roses, and berries. It will change color based on the presence of an acid or a base.
Create a sand that is moldable and not (very) messy by combining sand and a chemical known as dimethicone.
Make your own gum
Using simple ingredients, make a wad of gum. The gelatin coagulates with the water to form a ball. No promises that it tastes yummy!
How do nutrients get all the way from the roots of a plant to the leaves? Using colored water, we can track these highways in the celery plant.
Bubbles are made of three layers. When those layers are reinforced, the bubble is able to live its best life and keep rocking into the night.
Make it COLD!
Adding salt to ice changes the way the newly melted water freezes.
Dissolving Packing Peanuts
Styrofoam will melt into separate long strings when put in acetone. The packing peanuts in your kit are made of styrofoam.
This is a safer version of Elephant Toothpaste that can be played with and inspected. See what happens when hydrogen peroxide is helped along its chemical reaction journey by yeast to produce some big foam fun.
Rusty Nail Experiment
This experiment lets you compare the impact of different liquids on the rate of rust in nails. Which liquid is best at preventing rust? Which is the worst?
Separating Milk to make a Polymer
Milk is made of many different molecules. When the protein casein is separated out it can be molded to form a plastic-like polymer.
Painting with Chlorophyll
Chlorophyll is the green coloring in a leaf which assists in photosynthesis (how plants get their food from the sun). It can be extracted from a leaf by placing it in a boiling bath of alcohol.
Carbon Dioxide Balloon
To "see" the carbon dioxide gas that is released during this chemical reaction we use a balloon to capture it.
Testing Bacteria Cultures from Different Sources
We'll grow bacteria into large cultures (multiple bacteria cells) to explore the different types of bacteria that live in our world. Get ready to be grossed out!