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Collect Oxygen Over WaterAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use a pneumatic trough (see related activity) to generate and collect pure oxygen.
Jam Jar JetAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners create a "Jam Jar Jet" based on Francois Reynst's discovery of a pulsejet engine, which uses one opening for both air intake and exhaust.
Rocket ScienceAdd to list Details
Learners create a small explosion by collecting hydrogen and oxygen gas together and squeezing them into a flame.
Floating CandlesAdd to list Details
In this chemistry activity, learners observe a combustion reaction and deduce the components necessary for the reaction to occur.
Production of OxygenAdd to list Details
In this chemistry activity, learners use yeast and hydrogen peroxide to generate a gas (oxygen) and test some of its properties.
For Your Eyes Only
Learners build particulate matter collectors--devices that collect samples of visible particulates present in polluted air.
Invisible InkAdd to list Details
In this hands-on activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners experiment with lemon juice and paper to create a message that can only be revealed using chemistry.
In this two-part activity, learners work in pairs to examine the four basic stages of a turbine engine.
Investigating and Using Biomass Gases
In this activity, learners will be introduced to biomass gasification and will generate their own biomass gases.
The Carbon Cycle: How It Works
In this game, learners walk through an imaginary Carbon Cycle and explore the ways in which carbon is stored in reservoirs and the processes that transport the carbon atom from one location to another
Burn a Peanut
In this activity, learners burn a peanut, which produces a flame that can be used to boil away water and count the calories contained in the peanut.
Physics by the Fire: Matchstick Rocket
Learners build a small rocket using a matchstick and a piece of aluminum foil. A second, lit match launches the match rocket. This activity involves fire; adult supervision required.
Send Secret Messages
In this activity, learners write a secret message in "invisible ink" and then use chemistry to view the writing.
In this physics demonstration, learners will be surprised when a lemon slice appears to magically levitate within a pint glass.
Finding the Carbon in Sugar
In this activity about combustion and energy, learners observe a burning candle in a sealed jar and the burning of white sugar.
Production of Carbon DioxideAdd to list Details
In this chemistry activity, learners use common chemicals to produce carbon dioxide and observe its properties. This resource includes brief questions for learners to answer after the experiment.
Breaking Up with Combustion
This activity teaches combustion as the interaction of a fuel source and oxygen.
CombustionAdd to list Details
In this chemistry activity, learners discover that the weight of the product of combustion is greater than that of the starting material.
Backyard BiodieselAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners make a small batch of biodiesel that will work in any diesel engine. Learners use an old juice bottle as a "reactor" vessel to chemically process vegetable oil into fuel.