Chemistry

Tin

Tin

Have you ever heard of the fairy tale "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" by Hans Christian Andersen? Do you want to learn more about tin – the metal the fabled soldier was made of? The “Tin” set by MEL Science will show you just how beautiful tin can be, as you grow dendrite-like structures with the help of electricity and turn a zinc pellet into a neat hedgehog!

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You will:

  • grow a small tin hedgehog on the surface of a zinc pellet
  • watch beautiful tin dendrites grow in a Petri dish

You will learn:

  • about the difference in reactivity of various metals
  • how electric current can induce a chemical reaction

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"My kids love the unique projects and the variety of choices. We’ve tried STEM, Physics, and Chemistry, and each one has been a hit."

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This set and 70+ others are included in the MEL Science subscription. Subscribe to MEL Science to get a new science set every month.