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Pour a Rainbow—Chemical Demonstration Kit

By: Steve Spangler, Regis University, Denver, CO

Item #: AP5932 

Price: $32.16

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With the Pour a Rainbow Polymer Chemistry Demonstration Kit, pour a rainbow of colors while students erupt in a chorus of “oohs” and “ahhs.” This gravity-defying goo helps students with polymerization, hydrogen bonding and more.

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Pour a rainbow of colors from beaker to beaker while students spontaneously erupt in a chorus of ooohs and aaahs! This multi-colored, gravity-defying, attention-getting goo will help teach your students about polymerization, hydrogen bonding, solubility, acid/base reactions, pH indicators and serial dilution. Wow! Science is fun! Teacher Demonstration Notes included.

Concepts: Polymers, acid-base indicators, hydrogen bonding.
Time Required: 15 minutes
Materials Provided: Polyethylene oxide, methyl alcohol, universal indicator solution, hydrochloric acid solution, sodium hydroxide solution.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Hydrochloric acid solution, 1 M, 30 mL
Methyl alcohol, reagent, 200 mL
Polyethylene oxide, 25 g
Sodium hydroxide solution, 1 M, 30 mL
Universal indicator solution, 200 mL

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts


Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
HS-PS1-2. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.