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Chemical capers

Creative chemical school workshop
ideal for covering a broad range of chemical changes

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  • Vinegar being added into Universal indicator during a school show
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Hands-on school chemistry workshop all about changes

Find out about the science that can be found in your own kitchen as students run hands-on science investigations in chemistry. Designed to cover a broad range of chemical concepts that is accessible to primary students:
  • kitchen chemistry found at home
  • physical changes vs. chemical reactions
  • acids vs. bases and indicators to detect them
  • properties of solids, liquids and gases
  • energy changes and more...
Available as a primary school science incursion within Australia or as a video conference to any school around the globe!
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Australian Curriculum and NSW K to 10 Syllabus Links

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

  • Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; these properties can influence their use (ACSSU074).
  • Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU077).
  • Changes to materials can be reversible, such as melting, freezing, evaporating; or irreversible, such as burning and rusting (ACSSU095).
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NSW Science Syllabus Content

A student:
  • identifies ways heat is produced and that heat moves from one object to another (ST2-6PW).
  • identifies that adding or removing heat causes a change of state between solids and liquids (ST2-12MW).
  • identifies the observable properties of solids, liquids and gases, and that changes made to materials are reversible or irreversible (ST3-12MW).
  • describes how the properties of materials determine their use for specific purposes (ST3-13MW).

    NSW K - 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions 

Science Workshop Activities

Cabbage chemistry A fantastic way to create a natural pH indicator
Milk rainbows Discover the visual action between lipids and detergent 
Bicarb rocket Gas release can build a lot of pressure!
Balloon blowup A classic way of chemically blowing up balloons
Skittle science It's all about the concentration!
Slime! Really, who doesn't like making slime? A demonstration kids love!
Mentos & coke A bubbly volcano that's a worldwide hit
Rainbow density columns We create a beautiful solution in a cup.
Also studying changes in solids, liquid & gases as different states of matter?
liquid nitrogen show covers this content very well! We offer a school chemistry show too :)

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  • Appropriate for Years K to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per class.
  • Access to 1 electrical power socket and 3 tables.
  • Chairs are not required.
  • Access to outdoor area if we do the Mentos experiment
  • Potential allergens: Please be aware that milk & detergent is used in this workshop. Please advise us if any child has allergies to these substances.
  • Duration 60 minutes, set up time 60 minutes and pack up time 60 minutes.


  • $360 inc. GST for a 60 minutes workshop or $450 inc. GST for a 90-minute workshop
  • Minimum school visit cost per day is $450 inc. GST.
  • In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!
  • Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere in the world.
  • Extension idea: a liquid nitrogen show looks into properties of materials & phase changes or have us run a complete chemistry show for your school.
Call 1300 856 828, or use this form to inquire or make a booking for your primary school. 

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We don't charge per student as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your school office. Most schools tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions please contact us.

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  • 23 experiments for the classroom

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Caffeine coffee mug

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Classic drinking bird toy!

  • Demonstrate evaporation & more!
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Over 100+ Free Online Science Experiments!

  • Fun science experiments that you can do at class or home! 
  • Use for science projects or lesson plans.
  • Step by step instructions make each science experiment fun, safe, cheap and easy to make.
  • There are also links to good science websites, so teachers, parents and students can use this section as an online science resource. 
  • Of course, the science experiments are highly engaging for all kids! 
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1300 856 828

Unit 10/55 Fourth Ave
Blacktown, NSW 2148, Australia
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