Hands-on workshop for kids at Walking Mountains teaches about chemical reactions
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What: “Chemistry: Safety Goggles Required,” with John McConnell Math & Science Center.
When: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.
Where: Walking Mountains Science Center, 318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon.
Cost: Cost: $10 per child; online registration required.
More information: The program is targeted to youth in second through fifth grades. Visit http://www.walkingmountains/chemistry.
AVON — From endothermic to exothermic, explore the science behind mixtures and see how chemistry can be explosively fun at Chemistry: Safety Goggles Required, with John McConnell Math & Science Center, at Walking Mountains Science Center on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Through demonstrations and hands-on activities, participants will create fire bubbles, instant clouds, thermo-sensitive slime, elephant toothpaste and much more. Changes in color, bubbling and fizzing, light production, smoke and the presence of heat are just a few of the dramatic results that occur when chemicals are combined.
Do you ever wonder what’s happening when a glow stick is snapped? From emergency workers to rave dancers, this popular item is made possible by a simple chemical reaction between hydrogen peroxide and Cyalume. When we shoot off fireworks every Fourth of July, we are experiencing the exciting, colorful interaction between metals such as magnesium and copper.
Walking Mountains will have safety goggles and all the other tools that are necessary to work with the many chemicals presented. Children in second through fifth grades will explore the science of chemoluminescence, precipitants, changing colors, changing phases and more. Visit http://www.walkingmountains.org/chemistry for more information and to register for Saturday’s event.
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