UNIT 04

PICNIC TABLE CHEMISTRY

WE TEND TO IMAGINE CHEMISTRY AS AN INDOOR ENDEAVOR, BUT YOU CAN CREATE CHEMICAL REACTIONS ANYWHERE. Tote kitchen chemicals outside to experiment without worrying about the mess. Set up a stand where neighborhood kids can blow giant bubbles, play with magic orbs, and shop for homemade lip balm while they sip lemonade. You’ll have the most popular front lawn on the block.

Image

It’s simple to turn a picnic table into a lab bench where you can try oil spherification. After that, mix up some cosmetics chemistry with coconut oil, beeswax, and flavored drink mix to create lip balm. Blowing giant bubbles isn’t just fun; it ...

Get Outdoor Science Lab for Kids now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.