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Salters' Chemistry Club: investigating shampoos

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, students investigate different shampoos by testing their pH, and by comparing flow properties, which makes the most lather and the grease removing properties. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’...

Salters' Chemistry Club: handwarmers

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, students use an exothermic reaction to make a heat pack. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity.

Salters' Chemistry Club: fizzing in the kitchen

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, students investigate chemical reactions using common foods. They investigate which foods fizz when acid is added to them and which gas is given off. They then compare the amount of ‘fizz’ in different drinks. The aim is to convey the...

Salters' Chemistry Club: find the combination of the safe

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, the concentrations of four solutions hold the secret that will undo the lock to a safe. Students use their skill at titration to find the letters and numbers of the combination. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and...

Salters' Chemistry Club: electroplating faces

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, electroplating is used to plate a thin layer of a valuable metal on top of a less valuable one. Students have a go at plating the faces on foreign coins. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity...

Salters' Chemistry Club: eggsperiment

This resource describes activities for an informal chemistry club. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity. In this activity, students investigate what egg shells are made of.

Salters' Chemistry Club: create your own chemistry trail

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, students investigate the best material and conditions for producing strong composite ice. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity.

Salters' Chemistry Club: clock reactions

This resource describes activities for an informal chemistry club. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity. In this activity, students react acidified potassium iodide solution with a solution of starch and hydrogen sulphate solution. The reaction mixture stays colourless...

Salters' Chemistry Club: chemical problems to solve

This resource describes activities for an informal chemistry club. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity. In this activity, students are challenged to remove the colour from the three samples of copper sulphate solution using three different methods. They then have to...

Salters' Chemistry Club Volume Two: Activities 24-29

This resource describes activities for an informal chemistry club. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity.

Activity 24: An investigation into the colour of metal salts and oxides by making coloured beads of borax glass using the flame of a Bunsen burner.

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