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Chemistry in the EYs

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by sandyjohn, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. All kinds of cooking such as :-
    Cook popcorn over a fire
    Toast marshmallows
    Make toast
    Bake a cake
    scrambled egg
  2. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    Red cabbage water acts like litmus so could you boil up a batch and add some white vinegar to one and some bicarbonate of soda to the other and see the colour changes? As a grand finale you could mix the two liquids in a narrow necked bottle seal with a balloon and watch the resultant gas inflate the balloon
  3. choralsongster

    choralsongster New commenter

    Thanks - cooking was the other biggie on the list, so think we'll combine the two!
  4. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

  5. pete72

    pete72 New commenter

    this book below is FANTASTIC! Worth every penny.

    Made You Look - Made You Think - Made You Talk
    by Gaynor Weavers (Paperback)
  6. Ive done vegetable oil poured onto water (coloured blue) try adding golden syrup carefully.
    Colour mixing is fascinating if you use coloured ice cubes ie blue in a small tank of yellow water . Get children to predict what will happen. watch them melt.
    Just using droppers in a very scientific manner, again colour mixing , runny paint or ink, droppped on kitchen paper or serviettes.
    Thanks for starting this topic. There are some great ideas to use. eve
  7. My gifted students love chemistry activities. Their favorite one was so simple: making butter.
    one small jar with a lid per child
    several ounces of heavy whipping cream per child
    some salt
    one plastic spoon or knife per child
    one slice of bread per child
    timer for each child or each group
    Just shake and drain butter milk and spread on bread and eat! (add salt if you wish)
    Fabulous chemistry. Fabulous activity.
    Many videos on youtube.com showing this.
  8. cinderella1

    cinderella1 New commenter

    alka seltza in a small pot and add water and watch as it pops off the lid. Currents in lemonade.. make a volcano in the sand, again add alka seltza and watch as it errupts .. google yourl get lots of ideas.

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