The Junior Chemical Engineering classes introduce our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of solids, liquids, and solutions. Students investigate the properties of several crazy concoctions and make their own samples of bubbles, play dough, flub, and more.
Bubble Bliss– Students will explore properties of a liquid during this Bouncing Bubbles lesson. They will experiment concocting two different bubble solutions to determine which one produces stronger bubbles.
Foaming Fun – Foam can have properties of both a liquid and solid. During this lesson, students will create and investigate different solutions of foam and analyze their properties. Prepare to make a mess!
Presto-Chango Dough – Students will have the opportunity to make their own play dough using simple household materials. Students will learn how different materials react chemically and how they can change the physical properties of their Presto-Chango Dough!
Playful Polymers – In this activity, students will be able to manipulate the material properties of glue. By combing glue with different solutions, students can explore processes needed to create new materials. Can students turn glue into slime, or bouncy balls?
Ice Cream Factory – During this activity students will explore the freezing processes of ice cream. After their first batch, students will manipulate the process to see if they can reduce freezing time. Students will have a multiple chances to improve the properties of the ice cream.