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Product 12578

By: Jim and Julie Ealy, Retired, The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ

The Old Foamey and Elephant’s Toothpaste Kinetics Chemistry Demonstration Kit will be a lab favorite. Mix chemicals with dishwashing liquid in a tall cylinder and stand back. Watch as a large amount of foam erupts from the cylinder.

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This will be your students’ favorite chemical reaction! Mix a combination of chemicals together with dishwashing liquid in a tall borosilicate cylinder and stand back. Watch as a large amount of soapy foam erupts from the cylinder. The catalyzed decomposition of hydrogen peroxide is discussed. Easy cleanup. Teacher Demonstration Notes included.

Concepts: Catalysts, exothermic reactions, gases, oxidation–reduction.
Time Required: 20 minutes
Chemicals Provided: Sodium iodide solution, hydrogen peroxide solution 30%, dishwashing liquid detergent.

Note: A large demonstration tray is recommended. See AP5429 for a description of our fiberglass demonstration tray.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

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

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns

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.