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:
- 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.