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from The Chemical Bulletin, the newsletter of the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society

Please note:  All chemicals and experiments involve an element of risk, and no experiments should be performed without proper adult supervision.

                 

by Kathleen Carrado Gregar, PhD

Manager, User & Outreach Programs Office
Center for Nanoscale Materials
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Lemont, IL  60439
kcarrado@anl.gov

    Dr. Carrado

Go to the most current experiments

January 1992 The Naked Egg
February 1992 Dancing Raisins
March 1992 Green Pennies
April 1992 Operation Glue
May 1992 Dyed-in-the-Wool
June 1992 Cola Experiments
September 1992 Magic Writing
October 1992 Magic Colors
November 1992 Carbon Dioxide Tests
  Part I. Limewater
December 1992 Carbon Dioxide Tests
  Part II. Chemical Breath
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January 1993 Floaters and Sinkers
February 1993 Staying Dry
March 1993 Money, Munchies, and Magnetism
April 1993 Tangled Molecules
May 1993 Crystal Cubes and Needles
June 1993 Really Food Coloring
Aug-Sept 1993 Totally Tubular Plants
October 1993 Aluminum Trivia
November 1993 Giant Bubbles
December 1993 An Incredible Edible Landfill
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January 1994 Designer Safety Goggles
February 1994 A STAMPede!
March 1994 Fossil Frenzy
April 1994 How Sweet It Is!
May 1994 It's Slime Time!
June 1994 Homemade Fire Extinguisher
September 1994 Recreational Recyclables
October 1994 Green Blobs from Steel Wool
November 1994 YUK! Chemical Reactions in Your Mouth
December 1994 ACK - IT'S GACK
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January 1995 Homemade Ice Cream
February 1995 Candy Chromatography
March 1995 Bubble Trouble with Hard Water
April 1995 Popcorn Science
May 1995 Tearible Tissues
June 1995 Ecofoam vs. Styrofoam
Aug-Sept 1995 The Colors of Light
October 1995 A Real LifeSaver
November 1995 Science of Soap Bubbles
December 1995 The "Bad" Taste of O.J.
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January 1996 Indigo Imprints
February 1996 Bubble Gum Chemistry
March 1996 Sugar and Spice
April 1996 Leak Busters
May 1996 The Art of Bleaching
June 1996 Light on a Stick
Aug-Sept 1996 The Fungus Among Us
October 1996 The Bends
November 1996 It's Clay-Time
December 1996 It's Glass-Time
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January 1997 An Active Volcano
February 1997 Making Paper
March 1997 Lemon Battery
April 1997 Spicy Perfume
May 1997 A Rock Tester
June 1997 A Do-It-Yourself "Milk" Shake
Aug-Sept 1997 What's the Matter?
October 1997 Homemade Lemon-Lime Soda
November 1997 Apples with Appeal
December 1997 Floating Peanuts
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January 1998 Ocean in a Bottle
February 1998 Fantastic Plastic
March 1998 Wax 'n Wash
April 1998 Magic Sand
May 1998 Food for Thought
June 1998 Periodic Table Fun
September 1998 Compounds vs. Mixtures
October 1998 Chemistry in a Teabag
November 1998 Dinosaur Science
December 1998 "D" is for Dissolve
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January 1999 Density Displays
February 1999 A Viscosity Race
March 1999 Color Drops
April 1999 Cabbage Chemistry - pH Tests
May 1999 Epsom Salt Towers
September 1999 The Incrediblob
October 1999 Clearly it's Vitamin C
November 1999 Egg Engraving
December 1999 Teflon: A Guiness Record Holder
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January 2000 Kevlar: The Millennium Molecule
February 2000 Crayon Chemistry
March 2000 The Chemistry Behind "Magic" Pens
April 2000 A Shape Memory Metal
May 2000 Pictorial Guide to Molecules
June 2000 Testing the Texture of Toothpaste
October 2000 The Science of Money
November 2000 A Silicate Garden
December 2000 Yeast Chemistry - Part I of III
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January 2001 Yeast Chemistry - Part II of III
February 2001 Experiments with Yeast ­ Part III of III
March 2001 Fizzy Fun
April 2001 ChemLinks for Kids
May 2001 A Medical Membrane Mimic
June 2001 A Magnesium Marvel
August 2001 Proteins and Hard Boiled Eggs
October 2001 An Elementary Game
November 2001 Chemistry & Art - Frescoes
December 2001 Christmas Chemistry
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January 2002 Icy Explorations
February 2002 Penny Popper
March 2002 Soda Science
April 2002 Heat Packs and Supercooling
May 2002 Lightening with Lemons
June 2002 Chalky Chromatography
September 2002     A Potato Power Plant
October 2002     Cookie Coal Mining
November 2002     Salt Crystal Garden
December 2002     Water Water Everywhere
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January 2003 Hard Water Test
February 2003 Silly Putty
March 2003 A Chemical Counterfeit Test
April 2003 Pencil Chemistry
May 2003 Ink Chemistry
June 2003 Helium vs. Air Balloons
September 2003 Thermite - A Solid Reaction
October 2003 JELL-O: Chemistry in a Box
November 2003 Candy Clouds
December 2003 Food Wraps
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January 2004 Honey, it's Chemistry!
February 2004 Stinky Chemistry
March 2004 Black Lights & Phosphors
April 2004 Fun with Ferrofluids
May 2004 Gooey Worms
June 2004 Ripening Fruit
September 2004 Mentos Mayhem
October 2004 Parts Per Million Lab
November 2004 A Chemistry Pie
December 2004 The Power of Tiny Bubbles
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January 2005 Aspirin Tummy Test
February 2005 Glitter Slime
March 2005 Bath Bubblers
April 2005 The Nose Knows!
May 2005 The Measure of A Molecule
June 2005 Making Sandstone
September 2005 Stained Glass from Glue
October 2005 T-shirt Chromatography
November 2005 Science Fair Project Resources
December 2005 A Chemical Artist
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January 2006 A Kid’s Lava Lamp
February 2006 A Borax Snowflake
March 2006 Metal Mania – Part I
April 2006 Metal Mania – Part II
May 2006 Fudge Factor
June 2006 Pepper Tension
September 2006 A Silver Tarnish Dip
October 2006 Some Like it Hot — Some Like it Cold
November 2006 Leafy Chromatography
December 2006 Christmas Tree Preservative
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January 2007 A Dry Ice Demo
February 2007 Cooking with Copper Chemistry
March 2007 Alka-Seltzer Surface Area
April 2007 Reaction Rates
May 2007 Homemade Floam
June 2007 Super Sorting Challenge
September 2007 Static Power
October 2007 A Chemistry Scavenger Hunt
November 2007 Thermometer Thoughts
December 2007 Mustard Mystery
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January 2008 Glow-in-the-Dark Slime
February 2008 Glow-in-the-Dark Geode
March 2008 Flower Food
April 2008 Soda Can Shakeup
May 2008 Panoply of Periodic Tables
June 2008 Heat-Activated Invisible Inks
September 2008 How an Ice Cream Float Works
October 2008 Evaporation Envy
November 2008 A Simple Weather Barometer
December 2008 Soap to Foam
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January 2009 Carbonated Fizzy Fruit
February 2009 Fried Green Egg
March 2009 Bubble Prints
April 2009 Dry Ice Crystal Ball
May 2009 Invisibility Demos
June 2009 Goldenrod Paper
September 2009 Crystal Rings and Ferns
October 2009 Trading Places – Liquid Magic
November 2009 Graphene 101
December 2009 Peachy Keen
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January 2010 Popcorn Experiments
February 2010 Rubbery Flubbery Fun
March 2010 Hot Steel Wool
April 2010 Chemiluminescence - A Cool Light
May 2010 The Brazil Nut Effect
June 2010 Sunscreen Savvy
September 2010 Biodegradeable Bioplastic
October 2010 Refrigerator Magnet Microscopy
November 2010 The Color of Gemstones
December 2010 A Crystal Christmas Tree
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January 2011 Get a Grip
February 2011 DNA Extraction
March 2011 Molasses Lava
April 2011 Mineral Paint
May 2011 Sugary Nanoscience
June 2011 MicroMeteorites
September 2011 International Year of Chemistry
October 2011 A Glowing Skull
November 2011 Slime Gone Wild
December 2011 Magical Microfiber
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January 2012 Make Fake Snow
February 2012 Bio-Bag Experiments
March 2012 Chameleon Eggs
April 2012 Clementine Candle
May 2012 Wax Volcano in a Cup
June 2012 Rochelle Salt – Part I
September 2012 Rochelle Salt – Part II
October 2012 Newspaper Nails
November 2012 Burning Your Candle from Both Ends
December 2012 Rainbow in a Glass
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January 2013 Crystal Snowflake Ornaments
February, 2013 Homemade Essential Oil Air Fresheners
March 2013 Water Balloon Ice Gems
April 2013 Make Fake Glass
May 2013 Glowing Petroleum Jelly
June 2013 Best Bubble Recipes
September 2013 Supercooled Slushy Science
October 2013 Quick Cups of Crystals
November 2013 Make Dry Ice Bubbles
December 2013 Marbled Christmas Gift Wrap
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January 2014 Be An Amateur Antiques Detective!
February 2014 Blow Frozen Bubbles
March 2014 Make a Color Wheel from Milk
April 2014 Regular Salt to Rock Salt
May 2014 Honeycomb Candy - Cooking with CO2
June 2014 Kool-Aid® Powder Chemistry
September 2014 Ice Art
October 2014 Powdered Olive Oil
November 2014 Homemade Vinegar
December 2014 Poinsettia pH Paper
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Jan/Feb, 2015 Eggy Bubbles
March, 2015 A Sugar Water Density Tower
April, 2015 Making a Salt Saline Solution
May, 2015 A Peep Into the Speed of Light
June, 2015 Purple Cauliflower Indicator
September, 2015 Turn a Smartphone into a 3-D Viewer
October, 2015 Painting with Water
November, 2015 Dancing Worms
December, 2015 Colorful Ice Sculptures
-----------------  2016  ------------------
January, 2016 Maple Syrup Crystals
February, 2016 Colorful Valentine's Flowers
March, 2016 Density of Water
April, 2016 Underwater Volcano
May, 2016 Hot Steel Wool - Part II

 


 

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