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In this easy chemistry activity, learners submerge pennies in different liquids (water, lemon juice, vinegar, liquid hand soap, salt water, and baking soda mixed with water) to observe which best clea
In this electrochemistry activity, learners will explore two examples of electroplating.
In this chemistry activity, learners explore the amount of copper in a new penny. Learners use toilet bowl cleaner to hollow out the interior of a penny with zinc inside.
In this activity, learners discover how a piece of fruit can act as an electrolyte, conducting electricity between two different metals.
In this activity on page 6 of the PDF (Chemistry—It’s Elemental), learners explore some of the properties of copper using a few common household ingredients.
The Let's Do Chemistry "Build a Battery" activity lets participants learn how batteries work and how materials behave, change, and interact by building their own simple battery out of metal and felt w
In this activity, learners use heat to separate zinc and copper in a penny. This experiment demonstrates physical properties and how physical change (phase change) can be used to separate matter.
In this activity, learners create their own experiment and test which of 4 mixtures of household chemicals turn pennies green over 5 days.
In this activity, learners conduct an oxidation experiment that turns old pennies bright and shiny. Learners soak 20 dull, dirty pennies in a bowl of salt and vinegar for five minutes.
In this activity (11th activity on the page), learners use pennies to test their hearing acuity.
In this activity, learners will explore how metals react with each other. They will see these metals change before their eyes as they coat a paperclip with the copper taken from a penny.
In this activity, learners light an LED with five cents. Learners use two different metals and some sour, salty water to create a cheap battery.
In this chemistry activity, learners use common chemicals and metals to explore single replacement reactions.