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On this page, you can download the basic activities. They are split into two groups according to which Chemistry Club handbook they first appeared in.

All the files are in portable document format (pdf). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open them. This is freely available from the Adobe site.

Safety warning
All of these activities should be carried out in a laboratory under the supervision of a qualified Chemistry teacher. When you select an activity, you will be asked to confirm that this is the case. Only then will you get a link to download that activity.
Volume 1   (Basic activities from volume 1)
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1 Alien Blood and Messy Volcanoes B 30 minutes total time None
2 Chemical Magic B 30 minutes total time None
3 Crunchy Foam and Microwave Meringues B 30 minutes total time Home experiment
4 Crystal Growing B 30 minutes setting up/ leave several days None
5 Fire Extinguisher B 30 minutes total time None
6 Floating Soap Bubbles B 30 minutes total time None
7 pH Painting at Home B 30 minutes total time Home experiment
8 Rainbow Reaction B less than 30 minutes None
9 Smell Molecules - Ancient and New! B 30 minutes Teacher preparation needed
10 T-shirt Chromatography B 30 minutes setting up leave for a few hours None

Volume 2   (Basic activities from volume 2)
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1 Crystal Gardens B 30 minutes None
2 Fake Stained Glass B 30 minutes total time None
3 Bouncing Custard Balls B 30 minutes total time Home experiment
4 A Gas Cannon B 30 minutes total time None
5 King Kong's Hand B 30 minutes total time None
6 Bath Bombs B 30 minutes or less None
7 Custard Behaving Strangely B 20 minutes Home experiment
8 The Blushing Buttonhole B 30 minutes or less None
9 Fizzy Dancing B 30 minutes Teacher preparation needed
10 Disappearing Worms B 30 minutes plus advance preparation None
11 Magic Sand B 20-30 minutes None
12 Mystery Metal B 30 minutes None
13 Hard Evidence B A: 30 minutes
B: 15 minutes plus 24 hours to set up
None
14 Investigating Smarties And M&Ms B 30 minutes None
15 The Secret of the Disposable Nappy B 30 minutes None

For further information on The Salters' Institute's Activities, including Salters' Festivals of Chemistry and Salters' Chemistry Camps, please view the web site at www.saltersinstitute.co.uk

Copyright Salters' Chemistry Club 2005
Copyright is waived for teachers wishing to print parts of this handbook for educational purposes.