Science Experiments: Chemistry
These sites have instructions for simple chemistry experiments. Try several activities that involve chemical reactions in cooking. There is also information about acids and bases. Includes links to eThemes Resources on matter, the scientific method, and atoms.
Try out the variety of experiments with your students. Supplies are ordinary materials that provide extraordinary results.
MIghty Morphin Milk
In this experiment, students mix vinegar with milk to create plastic that can be molded.
Light Up Lifesavers
In this experiment, students will shoot lightning sparks from their mouths by chewing on Wint-O-Green Lifesavers.
What Makes Cheese so Cheesy?
Try this experiment with students to learn how to create a chemical reaction to make cheese.
Scream for Ice Cream
Use this easy experiment with students to make ice cream using just a few ingredients.
ZOOM: Kitchen Chemistry
This virtual kitchen lets you conduct online experiments to see if different liquids have acid or base reactions.
This site has several activities that show chemical reactions in cooking. Includes cabbage as a pH indicator, candy chromatography, and wintergreen LifeSavers triboluminescence.
This site has a few short science experiments related to food and cooking. The experiments include gluep and ooblek.
Science of Cooking
Click on the food icons, such as eggs, pickles, etc., for a variety of activities about food and science.
Science of Cooking: Webcasts
View videos that discuss different scientific concepts in cooking.
Real Crystal Snowflake
Follow the instructions to create snowflakes using Borax. The site also contains a suggestion for using the same method with sugar to create edible rock candy crystals.
ThinkQuest: Chemistry for Kids
This student-created site offers an introduction to basic principles in chemistry such as solids, liquids and gases. The site also includes several easy experiments such as a balloon blower and moving drops.
eThemes Resource: Chemistry: Atoms and Elements
These sites have information about atoms, atom structure, different models of atoms, elements, and the periodic table. There are also some online quizzes and a hands-on activity.
eThemes Resource: Matter: Properties
Find out how properties of matter describe its various states. Discover the states of matter that exist on our planet and in the universe. Includes experiments with different states of matter and observing the changes as well as animated movies, lesson plans, worksheets, and online quizzes. Several sites have lesson plans for teachers. There is a link to an eThemes on gases, liquids, and solids.
eThemes Resource: Scientific Method
These sites describe the general method used in scientific research. They also include the research process, the role and purpose of theory, and the history of the method. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on science fair projects.