As students head to middle and high school, they are expected to do more advanced science projects. Many kids like to do an experiment with a dramatic chemical change. We have a couple of chemical change science projects that our boys have done. These are slightly more advanced, yet still have easy to find supplies and are relatively easy to do.
Our most popular project involving chemicals is Vitamin “C”itrus. This experiment determines which fruit has the most vitamin C. A simple indicator is made, and students (and parents) enjoy watching the chemical reaction that occurs along with titration, which is a fancy way of saying “putting in drops”. This project can be modified in several different ways, allowing your student’s creativity to shine. We get letters from many students telling us that Vitamin “C”itrus was submitted to the fair, and was winning science project.
Another great science project involving a chemical change is our project The Yeast Beast. This project is so much fun to watch that our kids did it over and over until we ran out of yeast. Students watch what happens when yeast ‘eats’ sugar. This project is marketed as a demonstration project, but we also offer instructions to do it as an experiment.
Of course, for more great ideas, head to 24 Hour Science Projects. We have all sorts of ideas for your scientist, starting at the most elementary, and working up to the more advanced chemical change science projects.