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Kitchen Science 

You don't have to own your own laboratory to start exploring in science. Here are some super cool experiments you can do with lots of kitchen ingredients. 

Red Cabbage Test

You will need: 

  • Red Cabbage

  • Pot of boiling water

  • Strainer

  • Funnel

  • Items to test (Vinegar, laundry detergent etc)

This super stinky experiment is a great way to explore the acidity or alkalinity of typical kitchen ingredients with some spectacular colour changes. 

Chemistry Rocket

You will need: 

  • Small bottle with push up lid. 

  • Vinegar

  • Baking soda

  • Kitchen Roll.

Marvel as vinegar and baking soda reacts to produce Carbon Dioxide to fuel a rocket trip. 

Write your own secret messages to your friends and learn about oxidization as the invisible ink is revealed. 

Invisible Ink

  • Juice of a lemon

  • White paper

  • Paintbrush

  • Hair dryer

A beautiful way to discover the science of density. This experiment can take around 30 minutes and requires a careful hand and lots of patience. 

Density Tower

 

You will need: 

  • A tall glass

  • honey

  • maple syrup

  • milk

  • dish soap

  • water

  • oil

  • rubbing alcohol 

  • Baby oil

  • Food baster

  • Small cups for measuring.