The KU Chemistry Club is known in the Lawrence and KU community for its excellent community outreach and STEM education demonstrations. In the past, members have organized a variety of demonstrations, including:

  • Air pressure and density experiments for Webelos scouts (Scientist belt loop)
  • An introduction to chemistry for Girl Scouts
  • Liquid nitrogen ice cream for the KU Engineering Expo and REU students
  • CSI: KU day for local high school students
  • Frozen Flames chemistry musical for the annual Carnival of Chemistry
  • Oobleck and slime for local students
  • States of matter and phase changes for kindergartners
  • ​Alka-Seltzer rockets for elementary students
  • Acid-base experiments at the USD 497 and Douglas County Science Fair
  • Science of coffee and root beer for the 2012 Carnival of Chemistry
  • and many more!

Other demonstrations in development include:

  • Nanotechnology
  • Molecular gastronomy
  • Green chemistry and sustainability

Standard chemical safety procedures are heeded at all times. These demonstrations can be tailored to small groups up to school-wide assemblies, for kindergartners through high school students. Contact us if your organization is interested in these types of hands-on science demonstrations and activities. 

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