20 Interesting Chemistry Projects
Several activities and projects in chemistry can make teaching and learning science engaging and keep boredom away.
If you have a lot of experience in making slime, you can create various versions of it. Otherwise, try the kids’ favorite borax and white glue recipe.
You can use borax, sugar, table salt, or Epsom salt for this experiment. Place a solution of any of these items on a piece of construction paper and keep it in a sunny place or where there is sufficient air circulation. Crystals will start forming when the paper dries.
Make a Volcano with Baking Soda and Vinegar
You can make a cone or use a two-liter bottle as a volcano. It is an easy experiment, and the eruption takes place within minutes.
Create a Fountain with Diet Soda and Mentos
You can do this activity in the backyard. It creates a more spectacular result than the baking soda experiment.
It is not possible to grow the sugar crystals quickly, so more time is needed for this project. Ultimately, it leads to the formation of rock candy that is edible.
7 Layered Liquid Column
You can make a colorful column comprising several layers of household liquids. It demonstrates the principles of miscibility and density.
Ice Cream Baggie
It illustrates freezing point depression. There is no need to use any dishes, so it is easy to clean up after the project.
Make pH Paper with Cabbage
Use cabbage juice to make strips of pH paper to check which household chemicals are acidic.
Tie-Dye with a Sharpie
Use Sharpie pens to embellish your T-shirt. This project illustrates chromatography and diffusion. It also helps to create artistic clothing.
Water and soluble fiber are made use of in this project. Flubber is a type of slime that is not very sticky. It is safe to eat. But its taste is not very appealing.
Use baking soda to write an invisible message. Apply some grape juice on the paper to read it.
You can make opaque or transparent bouncing balls by mixing different ingredients.
Look for Iron in Food Items
Use a magnet and a food item that contains iron to perform this experiment.
Use a saltwater solution and coffee filter to examine the different pigments in candies.
It is possible to recycle paper to make cardstock for all different types of crafts.
It is similar to the volcano experiment as it involves a reaction between vinegar and baking soda. It can be a little messy if you use food coloring.
It is possible to grow alum crystals quickly and easily.
Vinegar plays a significant role in this project. You can soak an egg in a bowl of vinegar. Ultimately there will be a rubbery and bouncy egg.
Ivory Soap Sculpture
The soap will bubble up like shaving cream in your microwave. The smell of Ivory soap will remain in your kitchen after the experiment.
Make the Egg Fall into a Bottle
Use scientific principles to make a boiled egg fall into a bottle.
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