Exhibition chemistry

Spectacular science demonstrations to inspire your students

An image of a jet of steam

Superheated steam


Ready to start a fire with water? Use this demo to teach students about enthalpy and properties of water

An image of juice from a piece of orange peel burning

When life gives you lemons (or oranges)


Teach your students about volatile organic compounds with these juicy demonstrations

An image of sugar burning in an evaporating dish

Don’t go breakin’ (down) my (love) heart


Teach chemical change and the thermal stability of carbonates with this simple demonstration using sweets

An image of a hand pouring a beaker of CO2 gas over some candles to extinguish them

Fire stopper


Teach the extinguishing properties and density of CO₂ safely

An image showing alkene hydrogenation

Avogadro in action


Hydrogenating an alkene without the need for heating

An ethanol burner sits on tiles with a pipette above while a clamp holds an inverted syringe in a beaker. A tube goes from the pipette into the liquid in the beaker. A second syringe is attached to the first with a 3-way Luer connector



Here’s how to crack the cracking of long chain hydrocarbons

An image showing a hand holding a test tube holder with a test tube, demonstrating the spontaneous combustion of high surface area iron

Bright sparks


The spontaneous combustion of high surface area iron

An image showing a cyanotype

The blueprint reaction


Get creative with a photochemical demo

An image showing beakers containing the chemoluminescent compound luminol in beakers

The glow stick reaction


Light up the classroom with this simple, safe and value-for-money demonstration of chemiluminescence

Series of four glass beakers, each containing a different coloured solution

Oscillating magic?


Wow them with a colour change reaction

A picture of red glow

Lighting up oxygen


Excite your students with chemiluminescence

Ice crystals forming with a black background, right-hand corner

An icebreaker for thermodynamics


Your students can learn a lot of chemistry from watching water freeze