Chemistry - Signs of Chemical Reactions

In this MEL Academy lesson your child will:

  • learn different signs of chemical reactions
  • make homemade indicators by his own hands
  • obtain a snake from sugar

Lesson time

5:00am   PST (San Francisco, Seattle, ...)
6:00am   MST (Phoenix, Denver, ...)
7:00am   CST (Chicago, Houston, ...)
8:00am   EST (New York, Toronto, ...)
1:00pm   GMT (London, ...)

Lesson duration: 45-55 minutes.

Prepare in advance

On this lesson we will conduct "Jam Indicator" DIY experiment. Prepare the following household materials:

  One or better two different jams from the following list: blueberry, black currant, cherry, cranberry, chokeberry
  Citric acid or vinegar
  Backing soda
  3x glass
  3x tea spoon

MEL Experiment

If you are a subscriber of MEL Chemistry then you can conduct Sugar Snake from the Chemistry of monsters chemistry set:

Chemistry of monsters


This lesson is presented by Daniel Sullivan:

Daniel Sullivan

Daniel Sullivan is hugely enthusiastic and experienced ex head of science with over 20 years teaching experience. He is now running a science teacher training company, and is looking forward to engaging with students once again.