Halloween Fun with Chemical Reactions: Jack-O-Lantern Tube of Toothpaste Demo
Middle School / High School
If you’re like most teachers, it’s not easy to get your students to pay attention. Well, all eyes will be glued to this demonstration for the Halloween season. Meanwhile you can sneak in lessons on exothermic processes, catalysis, oxygen gas test, and reaction rate (hey, all’s fair in love and chemistry).
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