Kitchen Chemistry - Lava Lamp, Elephant Toothpaste

This Kitchen Chemistry - Lava Lamp, Elephant Toothpaste activity also includes:

The bigger the better! A hands-on activity has learners explore chemical reactions with large results. They mix chemicals to create the classic elephant toothpaste and a chemical lava lamp. They connect their observations to the concepts of physical and chemical reactions and properties.

10 Views 17 Downloads NGSS: Adaptable
Additional Tags
Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils use experiments as demonstrations for younger classes
  • If showing the video, pause it before the reaction takes place so pupils discover it on their own
Classroom Considerations
  • Review safety procedures for working with chemicals
  • Fits various grade levels and courses
  • Includes both a teacher's guide and video to help prepare for instruction
  • None