Chemistry activities and experiments

Explosions, slime and forensic science – what's not to love about these chemistry activities and experiments you can do at home with your kids or at school with your students?

  • Amazing detergent

    Follow these instructions to do an activity with colourful milk and learn about surface tension.

  • How to make bath bombs

    Every wondered what makes bath bombs fizz? Follow this recipe to make your own DIY bath bombs at home (or at school) and find out the chemistry behind how they work.

  • How to make bubble print paper

    Follow these instructions to create a work of art and chemistry while learning some maths.

  • Cabbage chemistry

    Follow these instructions to learn about acids and bases using red cabbage.

  • How to make cornflour slime

    Did you know cornflour slime is a very special fluid? Follow this simple recipe to make slime without borax and find out why this fluid can behave like a solid. A great kids science activity!

  • Lolly fountain

    Learn more about gases by creating a soft drink fountain using lollies. What a sweet way to find out more about chemistry!

  • Lolly metamaterials

    Follow these instructions to learn about metamaterials and the amazing properties they gain from their unusual structures.

  • Money to burn

    Follow these instructions to carry out a fiery chemical trick.

  • Popcorn dating

    Follow these instructions to find out how popcorn relates to carbon dating.

  • How to make a rubber egg

    Follow these instructions and find out how to make a bouncy rubber egg. This activity is a fun way to learn about the chemical reactions that occur when you put an egg in vinegar!

  • How to make sherbet

    Follow this recipe to make sherbet at home, or as a part of a science experiment at school, and learn about the chemical reaction that makes it so fizzy when you put it in your mouth.

  • Shrinkie shapes

    Follow these instructions to find out about the amazing shrinking properties of some plastics.

  • What do robots eat for breakfast

    How much iron is there in breakfast cereal? Is it the same sort of iron that might be used in steel?


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