Welcome to the CH151 webpages!


During her optics activity, Kasey shows 2nd graders that what we think we see may not always be true!

January Plan 2016: We worked with 45 area classes in grades K-8,  as well as the Girl Scouts, the Maple Tree Community School, the Waterville Public Library, and the Alfond Youth Center.

Our goal is to create exciting, hands-on science activities for kids in grades K-8. We  spent our January term experimenting, writing, preparing, and doing science with a lot of kids in central Maine. On these webpages, you can read about the activities, see pictures, and find Teacher Kits with helpful information to implement these experiments in your classroom. Choose the 2016 Chemistry Activities menu to see our latest projects with a description of the activities and why we were motivated to develop them. You can also take a look at a slideshow from our Chemistry Magic show, as well as link to pages from previous years of this course.


Here is Emily’s “Tools for Eating” experiment.


Week 1:

Students brainstorm with Julie and Lisa and start working through their ideas. The fun begins with visitors from an independent school in Readfield testing our new activities!


Weeks 2 and 3:

We go into area schools for a whirlwind of science!


Grace teaches 2nd graders about molecular interactions…how can you make a waterproof tent with paper and oil?



Olivia shows 4th graders how to make green eggs and ham using red cabbage juice as an acid-base indicator.









Week 4:

5th grade classes come to Colby to work in our labs and see our Magic Show!


Juvenal uses dry ice to make some impressive bubbles!


Georganna’s disappearing ink doesn’t stain her white coat because of amazing acid-base chemistry.


Jordyn changes apple juice to Coke and then a milk shake!








Erika releases the genie!


Grand finale!











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