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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
Collect Oxygen Over Water
In this activity, learners use a pneumatic trough (see related activity) to generate and collect pure oxygen.
In this activity (located on pages 9-14 of PDF), learners visit a cemetery to examine the distinguishing characteristics of rock weathering.
Build a BatteryAdd to list Details
Learners build a simple one-cell battery and use an ammeter to measure the flow of current.
New Sense about Cents
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.
Trading PlacesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners discover that atoms and ions of different metals will change places.
Fast RustingAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners conduct an experiment to find out if steel wool will weigh more or less when it is burned. Learners will explore the effects of oxidation and rusting on the steel wool.
In this activity, learners create their own experiment and test which of 4 mixtures of household chemicals turn pennies green over 5 days.
Copper CaperAdd to list Details
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 challenge, learners figure out how to make a juice stain disappear.
Iron in the EnvironmentAdd to list Details
In this chemistry activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners corrode a penny in a cup with vinegar, salt water, and a source of iron (nails, paper clips, or twist ties).
In this chemistry activity, learners discover that the weight of the product of combustion is greater than that of the starting material.
Biotech in a Bag
In a series of three experiments, learners explore the basics of biotechnology using self-locking plastic baggies. Each experiment demonstrates a phenomenon or principle of biotechnology.