Glowing Chemistry

Explore the fascinating world of chemical reactions that produce light. 22 experiments.
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Explore the fascinating world of chemical reactions that produce light, also known as chemiluminescence. Mix up a magical blue light in a test tube using the glowing chemical luminol. With some cool chemical reactions, even coins and radishes begin to glow.

You will discover how the natural world is full of luminous mysteries: bright spots on bananas, fluorescent chestnut bark, and glowing creatures in the sea. Experiment with the special ultraviolet lamp to reveal things that would otherwise be invisible. Learn about the electromagnetic spectrum, including visible and invisible light. Experiment with glow-in-the-dark plastic. Build a fun glowing puppet theatre to play around with glowing pigments and discover real-world applications for glowing chemistry.

A 48-page, full-colour manual guides you through 22 experiments in light chemistry and provides scientific explanations and examples.

Age: 10+

What You Get

Glowing Chemistry by Thames and Kosmos. Contains 30 pieces that can be used to complete 22 experiments and a 48-page manual to guide you.

Parts Included:

  • Safety goggles
  • 2 x Pipette
  • Red film
  • Luminol
  • Potassium hexacyanoferrate(III)
  • Sodium carbonate
  • UV lamp
  • 3 x Test tube
  • Measuring spoon
  • Petri dish
  • Large measuring cup
  • Small measuring cup
  • Blue lid
  • White lid
  • 2 x Stirring stick
  • Lid opener
  • 6 x Beads
  • Glow-in-the-dark star
  • Cardboard insert with black light theatre

Parts Not Included:
  • AAA battery
  • Small Phillips head screwdriver
  • Tree bark
  • Liquid soap
  • Banana
  • Tonic water
  • Curry powder
  • Coloured highlighters
  • Black paper
  • Sugar cubes
  • Radish
  • Paper towel
  • Small torch

Most experiments can be performed without the above items.Projects Included:
  • Beads in the sunshine
  • Invisible Light
  • Mysterious Glow
  • Bananas in UV
  • Hunting for plants
  • Sunscreen
  • And many more fascinating projects


  • Chemistry
  • Electromagnetic spectrum

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.

More Information
Length (cm) 44
Width (cm) 9
Height (cm) 31
Age Group 11-12 Years, 12+ Years
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