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Chemical Analysis

  • Use cobalt chloride as a humidity detector to predict the possibility of rain

    Humidity is often seen as an indication of the likelihood of rain occurring, and this is usually measured with...

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  • Test and compare the protein content in various everyday foods

    Meat and dairy products are foods which are rich in protein. In this science experiment, test for proteins in...

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  • Use red cabbage as an indicator to test if a substance is an acid or base

    Acids and bases are opposites and cancel each other out or 'neutralizes' when mixed together. 'Litmus' paper is an...

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  • Use chromatography to predict the ‘fall’ colour of a green leaf tree

    In a process called 'chromatography', scientists can separate the individual parts of a mixture so that each one can...

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  • Use iodine to test for the presence of starch in foods

    When starch is combined with hot water it breaks up into a kind of starch/sugar molecule called 'dextrin'. When...

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  • Study how temperature affect the stretch of an elastic band

    'Polymers' are compounds made of very long chains of molecules which often have 'plastic' or 'rubber' properties. An elastic...

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  • Extract the starch from raw potatoes and break it up into sugar

    When starch is combined with hot water, it breaks up into a kind of sugar molecule called 'dextrin'. ...

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  • Drawing colours from black ink using basic ‘chromatography’

    Various colours of ink can be mixed together to form new ink colours and this is often used to...

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  • Make your own stalactites

    Stalactites form on the roof of a cave, whereas stalagmites form on the floor. When the water drips, it...

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  • Learn why some liquids do not mix with each other

    Not all liquids can be mixed together to form one new liquid substance. If more than one liquid cannot...

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