Exhibition chemistry

Spectacular science demonstrations to inspire your students

Fire exploding from a can

Demonstrating the importance of surface area to rates of reaction

2022-10-31T08:30:00+00:00By

Use a combustible powder demo to engage students and teach them about safety in the lab

A hand with some burning paper

The production and combustion of nitrocellulose

2022-08-08T08:45:00+01:00By

Get your students engaged in a flash with this impressive demo

Chemistry equipment with a data logger, thermometer and a laptop recording an increasing temperature on a graph

Demonstrating the heating curve of tert-butanol

2022-06-13T08:45:00+01:00By

Use this to effectively show your students two changes of state in one experiment

A glass jar with a bright yellow flame and white smoke

The reaction between sodium and chlorine

2022-04-18T08:30:00+01:00By

Use this to demonstrate this classic and spectacular chemistry experiment

A titration experiment with a meter in front of a projected v-shaped graph

Shocking revelations 2: neutralisation reactions

2022-02-14T07:30:00+00:00By

Use this experiment to demonstrate the different behaviours of weak and strong acids

An experimental setup with a titration burette, a beaker of milky liquid, electrolysis electrodes and a magnetic stirrer

Shocking revelations: a conductometric titration

2021-12-13T08:45:00+00:00By

Strengthen students’ mental models of particles reacting in solution

Two petri dishes wired with crocodile clips and paperclips and attached with paper which is changing colour under the charge

The movement of ions: bringing electrolysis to life

2021-10-25T07:36:00+01:00By

Demonstrate the movement of positive and negative ions with a simpler, safer version of this classic demo

A hand igniting soap bubbles in a petri dish with a lit wooden split

Dynamite soap: The combustion of stoichiometric hydrogen–oxygen mixtures

2021-08-30T07:41:00+01:00By

Add this quick demo to the end of a lesson on squeaky pops to show the dramatic impact of mixing chemicals in the correct proportions

A ruler against a glass tube with smoke forming inside

Demonstrating the diffusion of ammonia and hydrogen chloride

2021-06-21T10:08:00+01:00By

Revisiting and refining a classic diffusion demo with Declan Fleming

A photo of a metallic drop suspended in a solution and covered in bubbles

The gallium beating heart

2021-04-28T09:24:00+01:00By

Explore redox chemistry with this safer alternative to the mercury beating heart demo

A photo of flames in a glass beaker

Pyrophoric silanes

2021-03-09T05:30:00+00:00By

Use the impressive reaction of pyrophoric silanes in air to explore a range of chemistry topics with your students

A photo of a jellybaby burning in a test tube

The screaming jelly baby

2021-01-04T09:50:00+00:00By

Demonstrate energy release in action with this spectacular experiment