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A Christmas of Chemistry—Multi-Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6281 

Price: $187.65

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A Christmas of Chemistry Demonstration Kit makes the holiday season joyous. These demonstrations will amuse and enlighten your students. Growing crystal firs and making holiday solutions are among the seven demonstrations included.

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Make the holiday season joyous with seven chemistry demonstrations guaranteed to amuse and enlighten the entire class.
• Mix two clear liquids and produce a “snowfall” of white flaky precipitate.
• Make two solutions of holiday green and red and watch as they suddenly switch colors.
• Miniature paper trees are placed in crystal growing solutions to create a forest of snow-covered firs.
• A triangle of copper, a drop of silver chloride and presto, the world’s smallest Christmas tree grows before the class’s very eyes.
• Warm the holiday season with a cozy Yuletide fire of red and green.
• Discuss saturation and solubility while welcoming Santa Claus’s arrival in a snowstorm.
• Use “disappearing ink” to write an invisible holiday greeting that, when sprayed with a dilute basic solution, reveals the message in red and green.

Concepts: Solubility, precipitation, solvation, gels, crystal formation, atomic emission, oxidation–reduction, clock reaction, buffers, acids and bases, indicators.
Time Required: One full class period.  
Note: Some laboratory equipment is required but not provided.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Ammonia, household, 175 mL
Benzoic acid, 20 g
Bluing solution, 500 mL, 2
Boric acid, 70 g
Calcium acetate, 25 g
Copper strip, 0.5" x 6"
Ethyl alcohol, 95%, 250 mL, 2
Formaldehyde, 37%, 35 mL, 2
Green disappearing ink solution, 70 mL
Green to red indicator solution, 50 mL
Isopropyl alcohol, 70%, 250 mL, 3
Lithium chloride, 70 g
Potassium sulfate, 210 g
Red disappearing ink solution, 70 mL
Red to green indicator solution, 50 mL
Silver nitrate solution, 0.3 M, 20 mL
Sodium bisulfite, 80 g
Sodium chloride, 1300 g
Sodium hydroxide solution, 0.1 M, 150 mL
Sodium sulfite, 25 g
Bendable santa
Blotting paper, 12" x 9", 10
Blotting paper, holiday tree prints, 8½" x 12", 14
Cap, white rib, linerless, 110/400, PP
Culture (petri) dish, 90 x 15 mm, 40
Plastic bottle, 3 L

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Stability and change