By: Diane Burnett, Retired, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Item #: AP2102
Demonstrate that “black magic” has a scientific basis with the Halloween Chemical Demonstration Kit. From “ghosts and goblins” to “Evil Spirits,” you will surely spook your students. The “slime monster” finale will leave students bewitched.
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Demonstrate that “black magic” has a scientific basis with the seven demonstrations included in this kit.
• “Ghosts and goblins” will appear out of a 2-liter pop bottle as the pop bottle collapses to prove their escape. • An “amorphous monster” will foam up and out of an ordinary cup. • “Evil spirits” will erupt from a jack-o’-lantern. • Eerie lights will be given off by a mysterious solution and an ordinary candy. • A fluorescent “slime monster” and a Silly Putty–type material will be concocted as your bewitching finale.
Teacher Demonstration Notes and enough chemicals are provided to perform all seven demonstrations, seven times each.
Concepts: Catalysts, decomposition reactions, exothermic reactions, heat shrinking plastics, polyurethane foam, polymers, oxidation–reduction reactions, fluorescence, chemiluminescence, triboluminescence. Time Required: One full class period Chemicals Provided: Manganese dioxide, hydrogen peroxide, polyurethane foam system, sodium iodide solution, energetic light solution, potassium ferricyanide solution, guar gum, sodium borate solution, fluorescein dye, Elmer’s Glue-All. Note: Some common household items and laboratory equipment are required but not provided.