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Learning Labs

chemistry

Colorful Chemistry

Extend learning with these resources.

Pre- and post-visit activities

goREACT
Create virtual chemical reactions anywhere with this interactive periodic table.

Pop Rockets
Watch what happens in this fun chemical reaction.

Would You Eat That?
Do you know what's in some of your favorite foods? It takes a lot of chemistry to keep items edible!

Create Gas
Mix a solid and a liquid to see what you produce.

Slime
Use everyday items to make gooey slime.

Additional resources

Steve Spangler Science chemistry experiments
www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiments/009

Rader's Chem4Kids
www.chem4kids.com

NSTA Chemical Reaction Science Object
learningcenter.nsta.org/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/7/SCB-CRX.1.1

American Chemical Society: Middle School Chemistry
www.middleschoolchemistry.com/

Atoms and Molecules (Usborne Understanding Science), by Roxbee-Cox (1991)

Chemistry (DK Eyewitness Books), by Ann Newmark and Laura Buller (2005)

Museum connections

Science Storms

Career connections

American Chemical Society: Chemistry Careers
www.acs.org/content/acs/en/careers/college-to-career/chemistry-careers.html