Chemistry Science Activities and Experiments

Chemistry can be fascinating for kids! These hands-on, visual chemistry activities spark the joy of learning for kids of any age. Adults can prepare with a simple list of materials and instructions and turn the fun over to the student. As they see chemistry principles come alive, they'll be asking for more simple experiment activities.

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Have you or your child ever heard that nursery rhyme and wondered just what curds and whey are anyway? Do this simple experiment together to find out!
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Set your teen on the beat in a real world "crime scene" investigation. Can he tell whose fingerprints are on a drinking glass?
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This activity is a great introduction to polymer chemistry. It might seem complicated, but all you'll need is the material found inside of a baby's diaper!
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For this activity your child will use the ready made glycerin base to create elegant rose petal hand soaps.
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Why are some pennies shiny and others dark and dull? Find out with this cleaning copper coins experiment, which transforms dark pennies to bright ones.
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Take the plunge into handcrafting with this neat and tidy soap recipe. Here's how to create your own personalized soap.
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Show your child how to concoct a simple duo of household ingredients that changes color as acids and bases are added!
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This activity will help your child review science concepts, learn new ones, and become familiar with examples of various concepts in science. Plus, it's fun!
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Bring back the groovy memories by making shrinky dinks using household materials, while learning about the science of plastics. Here's how to get started:
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Here's an investigative activity in which your child will discover real-world names and uses for sugar and find out how it is hidden in many different foods.
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Got a young scientist at home? Try this project with him!Create your own molecule design with this home-made clay recipe and some toothpicks!
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Show your teen how to make her own beeswax lip balm. It's one of the simplest do-it-yourself activities, and it's fun to make!
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Want to give your teen some insight into the scientific method and get the house cleaned? This activity promises both!
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Future whistleblowers can learn about product safety standards with this exercise in writing and researching.
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It's food. It's Thanksgiving tradition. And guess what: Cranberry Sauce is also science! Try our simple recipe/experiment.

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