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Product 12661

By: Diane Burnett, Retired, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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 
Note: Some common household items and laboratory equipment are required but not provided.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Analyzing and interpreting data
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information
Developing and using models
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
MS-PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Structure and function

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.
MS-PS1-3. Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.
MS-PS4-2. Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.
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.