Chemistry Archive

Crystal Growing Experiment

Let me show you what we have put in our Christmas Tree. Do you feel like making yours? We will show you how to do it, because it is also an experiment, in this case, to investigate on crystals and crystallography. You need alum (potassium aluminum sulfate), water and some pipe cleaners. We bought alum here, but maybe you know any other shop where you can find it. You need …

10 Summer Experiments

Looking for original activities for your children this summer? Here are a few suggestions for some refreshing scientific summer experiments that are fun and perfect for the whole family and an opportunity to be outdoors enjoying the sun. 1. Remember to protect yourself from the solar radiation. In Experimenting with Sun: Solar Protection you’ll discover why it is so important to protect your skin from the sun. 2. Do you …

How to Make Liquid Soap

Those of you familiar with what we cover in this blog will know that sometimes we present activities that can’t be classified exactly as experiments. However, these activities allow us to work on a theme in a similar way to how a scientist would in his laboratory: reproducing working conditions, watching and interpreting the results and drawing conclusions…. The activity that we’re suggesting today didn’t begin as a scientific experiment. …

How to Make a Rubber Egg

Let me present a classic experiment, I suggest  you to try if you have not done so before. Because it is a very simple, surprising and fun experiment. We will learn how to make a rubber egg! You only need two eggs more or less of equal size, vinegar, water and two transparent containers. You place an egg in each container and cover one with vinegar and the other one …

7 Mother’s Day Gifts

Are you looking for a special gift to surprise your moms and grandmothers? You know that we moms especially love those personal gifts that are affectionately hand made by out little ones. So today I’ll give you some ideas based on home experiments: 1. For “foodie” moms, some homemade lollipops made by using a sugar crystallization process. 2. For nature loving moms, homemade cologne made ​​from natural flavors extracted from …