Kitchen Chemistry – Middle School Collection
By AACT on May 14, 2020
This collection of AACT resources highlights all of the hands-on physical science and chemistry activities that are available in our middle school library, and require only tools and/or materials that are typically found in the kitchen. They are grouped by topic: Acids and Bases, Atomic Structure, Chemistry Basics, Gases, Kinetics, Quantitative Chemistry, Reactions and Stoichiometry, and Solutions.
All of these resources include a list of required materials and detailed background information for teachers, or other adults, who are supervising the activity. There are also student activity sheets, and many include an answer key. There is an equipment list and a table of conversion factors available in the sidebar.
- Analyzing a Lava Lamp
- Can it Float?
- Clean-Up Pond Pollution
- Color-Works in a Jar
- Comparing Density of Liquids & Irregular Solids
- Giant Toothpaste
- Greenhouse Gas Simulation
- Household Densities
- How Do We Clean Up An Oil Spill
- How Fast Does it Flow?
- I Can’t Believe It’s Butter!
- Investigating Black Ink
- Investigating Density within Lava Lamps
- Salad Dressing Science: Emulsions
- Sinking Soda
- Tie Dye
- Top Secret
- Watch the Baby! Superabsorbent Polymer
- What Causes Yeast to Ferment?
- What is Temperature?
- Will it Float?