Colorful Chemistry

Explore the rich world of chemistry with delightful color changes and explosive combustion reactions! Delve into the science behind acids and bases, fireworks, and more.


Live Online Demonstrations:

  • Colorful Fireballs, Burning Bubbles, Elephant Toothpaste and more!


At Home Experiments:

  • Acid/Base indicator using Red Cabbage Juice.  Kitchen chemistry!

  • Homemade volcano!

At Home Materials:

  • Red Cabbage indicator solution (1 - 2 cups)

    • Boil 6 - 8 leaves of red cabbage until the water is a deep purple color

    • Remove the leaves, cool and save the liquid.

  • White vinegar (~1 cup)

  • Baking soda (1 tablespoon)

  • Dish soap

  • 3 clear glass or plastic cups

  • 1 medium/large baking sheet (to catch spills)

  • Access to water