We were so excited to work with about 40 5th grade students today. The students learned about chemistry through exciting demonstrations with carbide lamps and a hands-on lab with acids and bases. This was the first in a series of 8 lessons for 4th and 5th grade, and is supported by a grant from First Tech Federal Credit Union. We had two classes of students in the classroom, plus quite a few online learners. Thank you to Vinessa at Centennial Elementary for collaborating with us on this program.

Dave Jackson demonstrates a homemade carbide lamp that allows students to see the carbide-water exothermic reaction.


Dave demonstrates a working antique carbide lamp