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The Art of Effective Demonstrations

Click on one of the titles below to read an excerpt on demonstrations from Chemical Principles Visualized, a work in progress, by David A. Katz::

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The Art of Effective Demonstrations

Science Demonstrations, Experiments, and Resources: A Reference List for Elementary through College Teachers Emphasizing Chemistry with some Physics and Life Science

The First Day

Common Chemicals and Supplies in and Around Your Home

Drops of Water on a Coin (Intermolecular forces)

Which Will Evaporate First (factors affecting evaporation)

Colorful Catalysis

Equilibrium Simulation

Hot and Cold


The Visual Electromagnetic Spectrum

Colored Flames (A safe method with bright colors)

Overhead Projector Spectroscope

Non-Intuitive Demos and Activities to Make Students Think

The Thermite Reaction