|Glow fast, glow slow reaction|
|Colors on the move!|
Our chemistry rocket activity explained the reaction between acids and bases. By releasing carbon dioxide, our reaction was able to propel our rocket into the air!
|Explaining our experiment|
Tuesday campers learned more about chemical versus physical reactions. Our cloudy globs experimented showed the reaction between ammonia and alum, changing our clear solutions to clouds in a bottle. Our iodine and vitamin C experiment was a chemical reaction that showed how different chemical can change color in the presence of others.
|Visiting from the Hands On Museum|
|Recording our data|
The Hands On Museum made a visit and taught us about different reactions as well. Ask your camper about their visit!
Wednesday, campers learned about the chemistry of candy! Our mysterious floating "m"'s experiment got us thinking about different kinds of stamps and dyes in the food we eat. Our candy chromatography made us question if black dye really is black! Our Mentos geyser was a physical reaction between diet coke and Mentos.
The reaction release the carbon dioxide dissolved in the soda to create an enormous geyser! Our incredible growing gummy bears are one of the few candies that do not dissolve in water. The gelatin based gummy bears actually expand as they absorb water!
|Making our bouncy balls!|
Bouncy balls, too, are made of polymers which gives them their great bouncy abilities!