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Materials for Chemistry Workshop


Rock Candy

Day 1 (June 30th)

- A wooden skewer (you can also use a clean wooden chopstick) and a clothespin- OR you can use a clothespin/pencil for on top of jar/cup and a piece of string that will be tied to it and hang down

- 1 cup of water

- 2-3 cups of sugar

- A tall narrow glass or jar

- Liquid density (note: you do not need all of the materials to be able to actively participate, any combination of 2 or more of the liquids works, but the more the better)

- Honey

- Syrup

- Dish soap

- Milk

- Water

- Ice cube

- Vegetable oil

Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon

Day 2 (July 1st)

- empty soda or water bottle

- baking soda

- vinegar

- ballon (alternative is a ziplock bag and tape) - teaspoon

- funnel (recommended if spilling is a concern)

- pepper and water

- dish soap

- peper

- cup

- water

Ice Cream In A Bag

Day 3 (July 2nd)

- Half and Half – OR you can use 1/2 whole milk and 1/2 cream. We have also made it with whole milk and it will still turn out but the ice cream won’t be as creamy

- Salt – the type of salt doesn’t matter. We used regular table salt. But the chunkier the salt you use, the less chance you’ll get salt mixed into your ice cream by accident.

- Ice

- Vanilla

- Sugar

- static electricity

- hair brush OR saran wrap (recommended if child’s hair is short)

- access to a sink with running water

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