Engage your hands and mind! Bring chemistry and its history to life with these activities.
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Produce carbon dioxide using a method similar to that of Joseph Priestley, then measure the volume of the gas recovered from carbonated beverage.
Collect data about the temperature and volume of a confined gas and determine whether a mathematical relationship exists between the volume of a gas and its temperature.
Observe the results of electrolysis of aqueous solutions, then identify the products of the reactions at the cathode and anode.
Learn how light energy emitted from chemical compounds is used to provide evidence for the structure of atoms that make up compounds.
Re-create the thought process that Dmitri Mendeleev and Julius Lothar Meyer went through to devise their early periodic tables.
Take inspiration from Felix Hoffman and Arthur Eichengrün's synthesis of aspirin in 1897 and build your own molecules…or at least models of molecules.
Before Wallace Carothers had given the world nylon 6-6, his team of scientists tried to make another kind of nylon. They never succeeded in making nylon 6...but you can!