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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.

Details at a Glance

  • 1 Day | 1 ~50 minute class period
  • 1 Activity
  • Accommodates 2 classes, each with 12 groups of 2 students
  • Consumables service 48 students
  • Meets our criteria for supporting literacy

Complete Kit Equipment Package

Kitchen Chemistry

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Scientific Concepts

• Emphasize experimental design and observation
• Develop scientific reasoning skills

Guides & Student Sheets

Our kits and modules provide you with everything you need so you can open, review, and teach the material confidently the next day.

  • Full downloadable Teacher Guide with background information, detailed instruction, example data and answers
  • Downloadable Student Sheets with age appropriate background information, full procedure(s), and analysis questions
  • All materials necessary to carry out the investigation
  • Safety Data Sheets

Kit Components

  • 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

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