Can you make dazzling colors in flame tests? Create your own mini fire extinguisher? With these hands-on lab sets, you will perform highly rewarding experiments while building a strong foundation in chemistry. The 80-page, full-color experiment manual guides aspiring young chemists through each of the 125 experiments. Kit includes safety glasses, professional-quality equipment and enough chemicals for repeated experiments. Uses a 9-volt battery (not included).
Learn about indicators with litmus solution and write a secret message in invisible ink. Test the inks from your colored markers on the chromatography racetrack to reveal their different color components. Experiment with air pressure, surface tension, and the physical properties of fluids.
Experiment with two well-known metals, iron and copper. Investigate carbon dioxide. Dissolve metals with electrochemical reactions. Explore water and its elements, saturated and unsaturated solutions, and crystals. Split water into hydrogen and oxygen with electrolysis, and form oxygen from hydrogen peroxide.
Experiment with soaps, detergents, and emulsions of water and oil. Investigate chemistry in the kitchen by experimenting with sugar, honey, starch, eggs and proteins, fatty acids, and calcium.
Begin to build a strong foundation in chemistry with exposure to a broad range of chemical phenomena and hands-on laboratory experiences. This kit provides clear instructions for preparing and performing the experiments, offers safety advice, offers explanations for the observed occurrences, and asks and answers questions about the results.
Ages 10 and up.
- Protective goggles
- Two dropper pipettes
- Clip for 9-volt battery
- Safety cap with dropper insert for litmus bottle
- Copper wire
- Two large graduated beakers
- Two lids for large graduated beakers
- Four test tubes
- Test tube brush
- Rubber stopper with hole
- Rubber stopper without hole
- Sodium carbonate
- Potassium hexacyanoferrate(II)
- Calcium hydroxide
- Ammonium iron(III) sulfate
- Copper(II) sulfate
- Citric acid
- Litmus powder
- Small bottle for litmus solution
- Lid opener
- Double-headed measuring spoon
- Angled tube
- Experiment station (part of the polystyrene insert)
WARNING! — This set contains chemicals that may be harmful if misused. Read cautions on individual containers carefully. Not to be used by children except under adult supervision.