Mount Holyoke College
Atoms and Matter (K-2)Add to list Details
In this activity, learners explore atoms as the smallest building blocks of matter. With adult help, learners start by dividing play dough in half, over and over again.
Mixing and Unmixing in the KitchenAdd to list Details
In this chemistry investigation, learners combine common cooking substances (flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, pepper, oil, water, food coloring) to explore mixtures.
Breaking Up with CombustionAdd to list Details
This activity teaches combustion as the interaction of a fuel source and oxygen.
Chemistry in the KitchenAdd to list Details
In this kitchen chemistry activity, learners explore the chemistry of crystals by making sugar crystals, consider a common chemical reaction type responsible for the rising of muffins and cake in the
Bark Beetle Infestation Investigation: Estimation and PheromonesAdd to list Details
This activity investigates how bark beetles can threaten forests by having learners estimate the number of infected trees from a photo.
Making a Battery from a PotatoAdd to list Details
In this electrochemistry activity, young learners and adult helpers create a battery from a potato to run a clock.
Light and SoundAdd to list Details
In this four-part activity, learners explore light and sound through a variety of hands-on investigations.
Liquid Crystals Interact with Light!Add to list Details
In this two-part activity, learners explore the properties of liquid crystals, which are responsible for why mood rings change color.
Chemical IdentificationAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners discover how a cabbage juice indicator helps identify acids and bases, and how iodine indicates the presence of starch.
Environmental ChemistryAdd to list Details
In this activity with several mini experiments, learners explore the chemistry that helps scientists learn about the environment and how they can help save it.