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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: fire writing

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, this experiment involves setting fire to paper. The ‘ink’ contains an oxidising agent which, when heated, provides more oxygen to keep the reaction going. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity...

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: dyeing your eggs

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, students use food colouring to dye eggs. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity.

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: cooking is chemistry

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club,  students investigate emulsions by making salad dressing, mayonnaise and a strawberry bombe. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity.

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