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Kitchen Chemistry

kit #190

This fun activity emphasizes experimental observation and scientific reasoning skills. The primary purpose of this Lab-Aid is not to identify the common kitchen chemicals, but to observe how they react. Students first explore some physical and chemical properties of several common kitchen substances (four powders). Then, they determine some properties of the powders by using three liquid indicators. After determining the physical and chemical properties, students attempt to identify some of the mystery powders provided using the results from their experimental observation. The solutions and powders necessary to complete the activities are included in this kit. This kit is complete for 50 students.


  • Emphasize experimental design and observation
  • Develop scientific reasoning skills

Content List in Kitchen Chemistry is as follows:

Quantity Description
1 Teacher’s Guide with MSDS
50 Student Worksheets and Guides
12 Chemplates® w/spatula
2 Droppers
1 Bottle of Powder I
1 Bottle of Powder II
1 Bottle of Powder III
1 Bottle of Powder IV
2 Bottles of Indicator B
1 Vial of “Unknown” 1
1 Vial of “Unknown” 2
1 Vial of “Unknown” 3
1 Vial of “Unknown” 4
2 Drop control bottles of Indicator A
2 Drop control bottles of Indicator C
Number of students
Number of groups
Maximum 12 groups per period

To complete this kit requires one ~50-minute class period.

Title Item # Price Quantity
Kitchen Chemistry 190 $133.85
Kitchen Chemistry REFRESH-A-KIT 190-RC $92.65