It’s easy to make your own Chemistry: Investigating Your World activity kit.

What You Need

  1. The complete Materials List for Lessons 1 – 4 (see below)
  2. The full Chemistry: Investigating Your World teacher’s guide (free download)

IMPORTANT
Familiarize yourself with the safety precautions included at the start of each activity and the related Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Materials list

Chemicals

  • Citric acid (100 g)
  • Sodium carbonate (100 g)
  • Sodium bicarbonate (250 g)
  • Calcium chloride, anhydrous (250 g)
  • Universal indicator (8–30 mL dropper bottles)
  • Sealed reaction bag with citric acid and baking soda
  • Foot warmer

Equipment

  • 32 portion cups
  • 16 small clear plastic cups (3-oz size)
  • 32 disposable droppers
  • 16 small plastic spoons (about ¼ tsp)
  • 16 small plastic scoops (about 1/32 tsp)
  • 8 clear plastic vials
  • 8-spot plates each with 12 wells
  • 8 small metric measuring cups (30 mL)
  • 8 small student thermometers
  • 1 box of flat toothpicks

Demonstration supplies

  • Detergent solution (30 mL bottle)
  • Bromthymol blue (30 mL dropper bottle)
  • Small metric measuring cup (30 mL)
  • Small plastic test tube with rubber stopper
  • Dropper
  • Balloon
  • 2 small plastic spoons
  • 2 small plastic scoops
  • 2 straws

Specialty items for The chemistry continues activities

  • Small glow sticks
  • PUR packet
  • Goldenrod paper

Labels

  • 8 citric acid
  • 8 sodium carbonate
  • 8 sodium bicarbonate
  • 8 calcium chloride
  • 16 citric acid solution
  • 16 sodium carbonate solution
  • 8 universal indicator pH color charts

Teacher-supplied items

  • Water (tap water is fine)
  • Vinegar
  • 1 disposable water bottle (8 oz)
  • 1 sandwich-sized zip-closing plastic bag
  • 8 coffee filters
  • 16 tall clear plastic cups
  • Paper towels
  • Waste container or bucket

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