My kids have been having fun learning about the Periodic Table.
I decided to put together a kitchen chemistry class to allow them to put their new knowledge to the test.
I googled some ideas and came up with a couple I thought would work well.
- We made our own indicator to test the pH of different household products: an orange, olive juice, hot sauce, baking powder, contact solution, hairspray, and more. It was fun guessing what color the indicator would turn to, and we were often surprised by the results.
- We made tortillas and salsa. The baking powder in the tortillas causes a chemical reaction, and the tomatoes in the salsa are very acidic–both lessons in chemistry.