Chemistry Project for Kids

This chemistry project for kids was one of the highlights of our school year for my children!

This was our last official project of the school year.  Besides finishing up some math and grammar, we’re done!  WooHoo!!  We’re taking the next couple of weeks to tie up the loose ends, write report cards and pack up our work.  Of course, around here the learning never stops, it’s just less official.  (And I get a lot more done around the house!)

Besides nature study, our science topic for the year was chemistry.  After finishing the lessons from Christian Kids Explore Chemistry, I wanted to be sure they fully understand the concepts we covered.  So, a project week was assigned!  I wanted them to research, plan, organize, and present a project that came almost completely from them.   As usual, they went all out and did a super job!

Chemistry Project for Kids

Here was the assignment:

On Friday, you will be presenting a Chemistry Show.  You are expected to work together and be fully prepared for the presentation.  During the show, you are to present (and explain) experiments or models to show you understand the following chemistry concepts:

  • mixtures
  • separating mixtures
  • solutions
  • solvents and solutes
  • reactions
  • matter – solids, liquids and gases
  • acids and bases
  • atoms
  • molecules

I handed them a small pile of science experiment books and the assignment paper and they took over!

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Here are some random pictures from their “Crafty Chemistry Show”.  Their shirts are “lab coats” and they rustled up some latex gloves and safety glasses for more authenticity.  🙂

Project-based chemistry fun with multiple ages
Project-based chemistry fun with multiple ages
Project-based chemistry fun with multiple ages
Project-based chemistry fun with multiple ages
Project-based chemistry fun with multiple ages
Project-based chemistry fun with multiple ages
Project-based chemistry fun with multiple ages
Project-based chemistry fun with multiple ages
Project-based chemistry fun with multiple ages
Project-based chemistry fun with multiple ages

This chemistry project for kids was SUCH fun! It was perfect for multiple ages to work on together and a great way for them to show what they learned during our chemistry studies.

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10 Comments

  1. Another impressive project. Your kids did a fabulous job! Their mom did, too. 😉

  2. Your children did a wonderful job on the chemistry show! What a fabulous idea! I really enjoy reading your blog and I particulary enjoy hearing about your project days as I think projects are a great way for children to learn.
    Samantha

  3. Very cool. Looks like they did a great job!

  4. How fun. Did they just do that for you. My kids would LOVE to do something messy like that volcano. A summer lesson???

    Cathy

  5. It really looks like they got that subject! What a great project week they must have had! Thanks for sharing.
    kc

  6. This is awesome! I need to include more end of the unit projects like this in our schooling.

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