Chemistry Show

Chemistry Show

Chemistry Show

Creative chemical concoctions ideal for covering a broad range of chemical changes

A fantastic school chemistry show with flare!

See bubbling dry ice, colour changing chemical reactions, growing crystals, glow in the dark pigments, elephant’s toothpaste, stringy slimes, colourful flames and more!

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
  • acid rain
  • the chemistry of fireworks
  • properties of solids, liquids and gases
  • UV light and glowing chemicals
  • 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 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 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

School Testimonials

Masada College

We would definitely book this again!

PLC Burwood

Ben was very enthusiastic! We would definitely book this again.

Fizzics Education Awards

Science Show Demonstrations

Elephants
toothpaste

A foaming chemical reaction that needs a 'helper' chemical

Dry ice
rainbows

See colours form in water when an acid indicator is added

Impossible
to burn paper

An old magic trick, showing that evaporation keeps materials cool

The
blue bottle

A spectacular chemical change from clear to blue

Coloured
flames

Different materials burn with different colours... link to fireworks

The
fire triangle

Oxygen is needed for fires... let's prove it with a fireball!

Slimy
strings

Made from a chemical found in seaweed... it's in your ice cream too!

Glow
chemistry

Glowing salts and glowing shadows! Fluorescence in action.

Precipitate
chemistry

Clear solutions mixed together can produce surprising results

Super
absorber

Check out this super absorbent polymer used in magic tricks

Dry ice
chemistry

Is sublimation physical or a chemical reaction?

Requirements

Appropriate for Years 3 to 6 with a maximum of 60 students per class

Access to 1 electrical power socket and 3 tables

Chairs are not required

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

We need 15 minutes to re-stock the materials between shows

The ability to turn off smoke alarms for some experiments

For us to provide the best possible learning experience, the materials used during the presentation may be varied to suit the conditions and the audience. Please chat with our presenter if there is a particular focus that you’d like us to cover.

Cost

$580 inc. GST per science show performance.

Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere in the world.

We offer a hands-on chemistry workshop too.

Extension idea: a liquid nitrogen show looks into properties of materials & phase changes.

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

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Extension Ideas!

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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