Project Description

Crazy Kitchen Chemistry

  • Level: Suitable for Foundation to Level 6

  • Duration: 50 minutes

  • Delivery: via Zoom video conferencing

  • Numbers: each workshop is capped at a maximum of 30 learners

  • Adult supervision recommended


  • Watch a teabag take flight

  • Create a chemical reaction using kitchen chemicals that produce carbon dioxide gas

  • Make and eat sherbet, noting the ‘fizzy’ sensation produced by the chemical reaction

  • Students use food colouring to observe the effect of disrupting the surface tension of milk

All Online Programs

Required Materials

Item Quantity
Zip lock bag (15cm x 9cm) 1
Vinegar 3 tbsp
Baking soda 2 tsp
Citric acid 1 tsp
Icing sugar 4 tbsp
Spoon 1
Bowl 2
Milk 1/4 cup
Food dye 1
Detergent 1
Cotton tip or skewer 1

Curriculum Links

  • People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041)
  • Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (VCSSU044)
  • Everyday materials can be physically changed or combined with other materials in a
    variety of ways for particular purposes (VCSSU045)
  • Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to
    explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)