Chemistry Experiments

Gooey Slime
Get Totally Messy With Gooey SLIME! Make simple cornflour slime Suitable for kids aged 4+ You just need two main ingredients for this slime - too easy! You Need: Cornflour Water Food Colouring Mixing Bowl and Spoon What to...
Super Cold Bag
The Super Cold Bag Watch a zip lock bag blow up and become super-cold from a chemical reaction. You’ll love this one! Suitable for kids aged 4+ You Need: Citric Acid Baking Soda Tap Water Zip lock bag (15cm x 10cm) Measuring cup Plastic...
Ice Cream In A Bag
Ice Cream In A Bag Make delicious ice cream in a zip lock bag using just a few simple ingredients. Suitable for kids aged 6+ You Need: 1 tablespoon of sugar ½ cup of milk ¼ teaspoon of vanilla essence 6 tablespoons of rock salt (or use regular table...
Colourful Chemicals
Colourful Chemicals Use cabbage water to change kitchen chemicals different colours. Suitable for kids aged 4+ with parental supervision CAUTION The cabbage water must strictly be prepared by an adult as it involves the use of boiling water. You Need: ...
Grow Crystals
Grow Crystals Grow your own crystal icicle using baking soda and water in about a week Suitable for kids aged 5+ with parental supervision You Need: Two glass jars Two paper clips A length of thick woolen thread Baking soda Shallow...
Popping Test Tube
Popping Test Tube How many times can you make the stopper pop from the test tube? Suitable for kids aged 7+, with adult supervision CAUTION The plastic stopper in the test tube is a projectile and must be aimed away from people and faces. The alka seltzer tablet is a...
Lets Get Fizzy
Make fizz and foam using a chemical reaction Compare two baking soda and vinegar chemical reactions (one with detergent, one without), and watch for salt crystal formation. Suitable for kids aged 4+ NOTE These reactions can overflow to make a little bit of a wet mess! But...
Fizzy Sherbet Treat
Make a fizzy sherbet treat. So delicious, so easy! Suitable for kids aged 4+ You Need: 1 teasppon of citric acid 1 teaspoon of baking soda 3 tablespoons of icing sugar 3 tablespoons of jelly crystals What to...
Invisible Ink
Invisible Ink No Secret Agent can go without invisible ink. This is a simple invisible ink recipe using lemons. Suitable for kids aged 5+ (with adult supervision) You Need: Lemon Juice Heat Source: direct sunlight or a light globe. Use...
Cool Coloured Milk
Cool Coloured Milk Create an explosion of colour in a dish of milk! Suitable for kids aged 3+ with parental supervision You Need: Milk Dinner plate Red, yellow, green and blue food colouring Dishwashing liquid Cotton swab What...
Nappy Bag
Nappy Bag How much water can a disposable nappy soak up? Find out with this experiment, and learn about the amazing world of superabsorbent polymers at the same time! Suitable for kids aged 4+ You Need: Zip lock bag Small piece of a disposal...
Rubber Egg
Rubber Egg Soak a hard-boiled egg in vinegar to transform it into a rubbery egg that can bounce like a ball Suitable for kids aged 4+ with parental supervision You Need: Hard-boiled egg Glass or jar, big enough to hold the egg Vinegar...
Disappearing Ghost Crystals
Disappearing Ghost Crystals Watch these hard crystals swell and grow into jelly-like pieces with water. Then amaze your friends when they disappear in water, or add some food colouring for cool effects. Welcome to the amazing world of superabsorbent polyemers! Suitable for...
Lava Lamp
Make your own hypnotic lava lamp with oil and water and a secret ingredient that makes it fizz and bubble. Suitable for kids aged 5+ with parental supervision. CAUTION Remember Alka-Seltzer tablets are a medicine, do not ingest. Read the packet instructions for more information....
Ink Chromatography
Ink Chromatography – Is black really black? Separate out all the colours that make up a black felt pen using a special technique called chromatography. Suitable for kids aged 7+ You Need: Filter or blotting paper (a coffee filter works well)...
Gas Candle Detection
Gas Flame Detection Detect Carbon Dioxide gas with a candle flame. Will the flame get smaller, bigger, snuff out, change colour? How the flame behaves tells you the type of invisible gas present. Suitable for kids aged 10+ with parental supervision CAUTION This experiment...
Make A Gelatin Disc
Make A Gelatin Disc Best known for making jelly, gelatin is a fascinating substance that is used as a gelling agent not just in food, but in many other things. Here’s how to make your very own gelatin product that can be used in further experiments or in some very cool artwork. Suitable...
Chocolate Leaves
Chocolate leaves Make some stunning chocolate leaves as a novel and delicious way to learn about the changing states of matter. Suitable for kids aged 5+ with parental supervision CAUTION This science activity involves the use of boiling water. Hot water must only be...
Glowing Water
Glowing Water Make water glow eerily under a black light using the fluorescent dye found in highlighters. Glowing water can create some exciting special effects when used in fountains, or use it to transfer glow to bubbles, ice and slime. Suitable for kids aged 8 + with parental...
Elephant Toothpaste
This COOL chemical reaction spews froth and foam everywhere. Just like a gigantic tube of toothpaste fit for an elephant. Suitable for kids aged 5+ with parental supervision. You Need: An empty soft drink bottle (600mL size works best) ½ cup of 6% hydrogen...
Chip Bag Shrinkies
Chip Bag Shrinkies Shrink your chip bags to less than half their size, then use them as a bookmark or keychain. Polymer chemistry fun! Suitable for kids aged 10+ with parental supervision CAUTION This activity strictly requires supervision by an adult. It involves the...
Milk Plastic
Milk Plastic Make plastic from milk easily using vinegar. Then mould your milk plastic into fun shapes! Suitable for kids aged 6+ with parental supervision CAUTION This activity involves heating milk in a microwave or on a stove top, and requires adult supervision. ...
Grow Your Own Crystal Snow Flake
Use borax solution to easily grow a delicate crystal snowflake Grow a crystal snowflake as a pretty Christmas decoration... A great hands-on chemistry project for the festive season. Suitable for kids aged 4+ You Need: A Wide Mouth Jar Pipe...
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