Chemistry STEM Activities for Kids (77 results)

An experienced chemistry professor used to say that it took about one explosion per week to maintain college students' attention in chemistry lectures. At that rate, we'd get in pretty big trouble with a lot of parents and teachers! Don't worry, we still have lots of bubbles, fizzes, bangs, and color changes for you to explore.

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Have you ever noticed how, on a rainy day, water forms droplets on a window? Why does it do that instead of just spreading out evenly over the whole surface? And what could that possibly have to do with washing the dishes or doing laundry? It all has to do with something called surface tension. Try this activity to learn more! Read more
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It’s happened to most of us; you wear a brand new shirt to school or work, and in the middle of lunch, get a giant ketchup stain right in the middle of the shirt. Or maybe peanut butter. Or maybe spaghetti sauce. Whatever the stain is, it’s always ugly, and can be tricky to remove. Did you know that there are many different kinds of stains, and each requires different types of cleaning to get the stain out? If you try to clean a mustard stain using shower cleaner – you… Read more
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Do you like cooking? If you have helped in the kitchen at home, you have probably heated up lots of liquids, like water, milk, and soup. Did you notice that once the solution boils, a lot of steam develops; and have you ever wondered what the steam is made of? What happens to all the substances, such as sugar or salt, that are dissolved in the solution you are boiling? Do they boil off, too, or do they stay behind in the solution? In this activity, you will build a distillation device that… Read more
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You’re watching an action movie, and suddenly the hero dives through a glass window! Or a car window shatters as the hero navigates an exciting car chase! The glass looks so real, but believe it or not, Hollywood movie sets rarely use real glass for those scenes. Can you guess what they use instead? If you guessed candy…you’re right! Instead of using real glass, which is expensive and difficult to replace for multiple shots, Hollywood movie sets use Sugar Glass! This cheap,… Read more
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In the springtime it can be easy to spot flowers in a dazzling array of colors at flower gardens and in plant nurseries.  And with Mother’s Day just around the corner, stunning flower bouquets are even more readily available in stores.  Have you ever wondered what pigments make a flower appear a certain color to us?  For example, what pigments make a rose be a deep, rich shade of red?  Do different flowers use the same pigments?  In this activity you’ll get… Read more
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You’ve probably seen the reaction that happens when you add Mentos candy to a diet soda. The resulting eruption is powerful enough to be dangerous, and is the source of many online videos! While many people are familiar with this reaction, few of them understand why it takes place. The Mentos + Soda reaction is not actually a chemical one, but a physical one called ‘nucleation’. In this activity we will explore nucleation in soda at a smaller scale by adding some unusual… Read more
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You might have heard the saying “not everything is as it seems.” Something might look great from far away, but when you take a closer look, it might not turn out to be as beautiful as you thought! In this activity, you will create the opposite experience—you will turn a spoon blackened with soot into shiny silver. Even though it is only an illusion, you will not know it when you see it. Try it out for yourself!    Read more
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