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These demonstrations are presented to aid people who teach science. Although many safety considerations are presented in the demonstration write-ups, there are several safety concerns which are not presented. Proceed with the demonstrations at your own risk and the manager of this site or the groups associated with these demos can not be held responsible for any injury or damage caused.

These demos were developed in connection with two outreach groups:

Draft of Making Medicines Demonstrationslink

Who Broke the Cookie Jar? – Forensics

Comparative Biology: Games to look across species for different biological systems

pH Demonstrations: Hands on acid and base demos

  • Red Cabbage pH Scale
    • Red cabbage pH indicator can be made by putting red cabbage in a blender or food processor with water and then straining to isolate the water. It can also be made by boiling. Generally, foods are acidic and cleansers basic. So kids can test a variety of lquid foods (e.g., lemon/lime soda, lemonade) and cleansers (e.g. laundry detergent, 409).
  • Acids and base poster

Endangered Species Game: Turns Jenga! into a game about Species and their interdependence.

Phase Show: Solid, Liquid, Gas…Matter is a BLAST!

Chemical Energy: How kinetic and potential energy is used in chemical reations.