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Egg Osmosis: A four day eggsperience!Add to list Details
Eggs are placed in vinegar for one or two days to dissolve the shells. Then, learners place the eggs in water or corn syrup and observe them over a period of days.
Yeast Balloons: Can biochemistry blow up a balloon?Add to list Details
Using yeast, sugar, and water, learners create a chemical reaction which produces carbon dioxide (CO2) gas inside a 2-liter bottle. They use this gas to inflate a balloon.
Natural BuffersAdd to list Details
Learners use a universal indicator to test the amount of sodium hydroxide needed to change the pH of plain water compared with the amount needed to change the pH of gelatin.
Natural IndicatorsAdd to list Details
Learners combine different plant solutions -- made from fruits, vegetables, and flowers -- with equal amounts of vinegar (acid), water (neutral), and ammonia (base).
Potato PowerAdd to list Details
Learners combine hydrogen peroxide with three different forms of potato: raw chunks, ground chunks, and boiled chunks.
Food Forensics: A Case of Mistaken Identity
This lesson is designed to serve as an introduction to the immune system. It can stand alone or it can lead into further studies of the immune system.
DNA Extraction: Look at your genes!Add to list Details
Extract your DNA from your very own cells! First, learners swish salt water in their mouth to collect cheek cells and spit the water into a glass.
Biochemistry Happens Inside of You!
In this four-part activity, learners explore how the body works and the chemistry that happens inside living things.
Dusting For FingerprintsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners become detectives and use chemistry to investigate fingerprints.
What's Your Blood Type?Add to list Details
In this activity, learners perform a simulated blood test procedure.
Dye DetectiveAdd to list Details
Learners analyze mixtures of dyes using filter paper chromatography. They place spots of the different dyes at the bottom of a piece of filter paper, and hang the paper to touch the surface of water.
Jelly BeadsAdd to list Details
Learners add drops of alginate solution to a solution of calcium chloride. The alginate does not mix with the calcium chloride, but forms soft gel beads.