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Chemistry Capers

Chemistry Capers

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

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 LIVE video conference to any school around the globe!

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Online Class Version

We’ve run live interactive distance programs since 2010 and are highly experienced in making online classes engaging for students on a variety of web conferencing platforms.

  • All of the same curriculum points will be covered, but the activities may vary from those listed for face-to-face incursions.
  • Our online classes include demonstrations, Q&A, and hands-on activities (you will receive a materials list upon booking).
  • Full child protections are in place
  • We usually connect to classes & homes via Zoom, however if you wish to use a different software we can work with you on getting the connection live.

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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).

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science Syllabus Content A student:

identifies that objects are made of materials that have observable properties

identifies that materials can be changed or combined

describes how the properties of materials determine their use

investigates the suitability of natural and processed materials for a range of purposes

explains the effect of heat on the properties and behaviour of materials

explains how the properties of materials determines their use for a range of purposes

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Victorian F – 10 Science Curriculum

Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (VCSSU044)

Everyday materials can be physically changed or combined with other materials in a variety of ways for particular purposes (VCSSU045)

Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050)

Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)

Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; these properties can influence their use (VCSSU060)

With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge (VCSIS065)

Solids, liquids and gases behave in different ways and have observable properties that help to classify them (VCSSU076)

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School Testimonials


Villa Maria Primary School

We would definitely book this again!

John Colet School

Danny was a great presenter today and the children really enjoyed the session

Science Show Demonstrations

Beyond volcanoes

Use chemistry to blow up a balloon or launch a rocket!

Milk rainbows

Use food dye to track the interactions between detergent and milk

Skittle science

It's all about concentration!

Cabbage chemistry

A fantastic way to create a natural pH indicator

Mentos and coke

A bubbly volcano that's a worldwide hit

Sherbet (90 min program)

A chemical reaction in your mouth!


Feedback about this primary school chemistry incursion


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

Duration 60 minutes, set up time 60 minutes and pack up time 60 minutes.

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements. Further details here

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Go further – Complete Units of Work to support your teaching!

Hours of High-Quality videos, printable experiments, quizzes, vocabulary lists,
Scope & sequences, cross-curricular teaching ideas,  marking rubrics & more
Save time & engage students in STEM

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Did you know about our larger stage shows?

Designed to engage groups of up to 240 students, pair this workshop with one of these school favourites!

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Destination Moon

Food Science Show

Deep Blue Oceans


$495 GST Free for a 60-minute workshop or $540 GST Free for a 90-minute workshop.

Available as an online class anywhere in the world.
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Go further with the Mixtures Unit of Work

Extension idea: a liquid nitrogen show looks into properties of materials & phase changes or have us run a complete chemistry show for your school.

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In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your primary school.

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Extension Ideas!

Scientist Q & A

Often students attend our science workshops and shows with questions that stem beyond the covered topic area. Ask a scientist aims to give students a chance to get their questions answered! Run as a 30-minute session at a cost of $70 inc. GST.

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