Exhibition chemistry

Spectacular science demonstrations to inspire your students

An image of a jet of steam

Superheated steam

2020-09-01T11:01:00+01:00By

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)

2020-06-22T09:05:00+01:00By

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

2020-04-20T09:33:00+01:00By

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

2020-02-17T10:32:00+00:00By

Teach the extinguishing properties and density of CO₂ safely

An image showing alkene hydrogenation

Avogadro in action

2019-12-16T10:16:00+00:00By

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

Cracking!

2019-11-04T12:22:00+00:00By

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

2019-09-12T08:47:00+01:00By

The spontaneous combustion of high surface area iron

An image showing a cyanotype

The blueprint reaction

2019-06-27T11:24:00+01:00By

Get creative with a photochemical demo

An image showing beakers containing the chemoluminescent compound luminol in beakers

The glow stick reaction

2019-04-16T11:05:00+01:00By

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?

2019-02-25T11:39:00+00:00By

Wow them with a colour change reaction

A picture of red glow

Lighting up oxygen

2019-01-08T10:20:00+00:00By

Excite your students with chemiluminescence

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

An icebreaker for thermodynamics

2018-11-15T09:14:00+00:00By

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