Chemistry Projects for Students

chem01The science which deals with substances that make up matter and investigates their properties and reactions is called chemistry. Students studying chemistry must be involved in chemistry projects to understand what objects are made up of and also to realize what their reactions to different conditions can be. This will help them acquire a more comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter and encourage them to explore new topics for further research.

  1. Making color changing liquids using cabbage
  2. Making bubbles with glycerin or corn syrup
  3. Making your own pH papers
  4. Effect on temperature on reaction time
  5. Balloon morphing to show gases expand and contract
  6. Changing rate of chemical reactions by changing reactant sizes
  7. Crystal growing projects to create many shapes with crystals and even for use as home decorations.
  8. Tests to see how hydrochloric acid will react with various metals
  9. Experiments with salt to see how much of this is needed to make various objects float.
  10. Cleaning different pennies and coat them with verdigris and plating these with copper.
  11. Invisible ink will either react with some other chemical to become visible or they will make the paper so weak that the message can be seen when held over heat sources.
  12. Colored fire is safe and the ashes are found to have different chemical compositions depending on what ingredients have been added.
  13. Paper chromatography to test whether black ink is indeed black
  14. Chemistry of ice-cream making by lowering the freezing point of water
  15. Using iron-titration method to see whether oranges when picked contain more or Vitamin C after being picked
  16. Effects of pH on lead testing
  17. Using color-based test to measure iron concentration in water
  18. Measuring the amount of acid in vinegar through titration with an indicator solution
  19. Density column that can be made using many types of household liquids.
  20. Baking soda and the vinegar foam fight which is both fun and educative.
  21. Chemical transfer projects to make pennies turn silver.
  22. Students can collect water from different sources like rain water, distilled water and local pond water and use pH test strips to determine their pH levels, their hardness and conductivity.
  23. Increasing rates of some chemical reactions by adding light
  24. Using calorimeter to measure heat capacity of water
  25. Studying chemical reaction rates in UV beads
  26. Using electrochemistry to produce battery for cleaning tarnished silverware without scrubbing them
  27. What makes the molecule luminal glow up
  28. Yeast contains catalase that acts as catalyst for the reaction to break down hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water
  29. Exploring static electricity with sticky balloons
  30. Making an anemometer
  31. How to prevent apples from turning brown by oxidation
  32. Experiment with polymers that can expand in water, turn a liquid into a solid, and more
  33. Chromatography test to determine what colors make up similar lipstick (or other cosmetics) colors in different brands.
  34. Using acetone to make a Styrofoam cup disappear
  35. Making a snow globe at home
  36. Use Epsom salt to create crystals and frost your windows even if it is hot outside
  37. Making egg white turn green using pH chemistry and the juice from red cabbage.
  38. Making a lava lamp at home
  39. Making slime at home
  40. Making fire extinguishers with empty soda bottle, vinegar, baking soda and tea light candle
  41. Construct an igloo indoors using ice cubes and salt
  42. Use Borax to make a simple but lovely crystal ornament
  43. Mixing two solutions to create a rainbow
  44. Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen gas using two pencils and a battery in an electrolysis science project
  45. Household cleaners that can break down Jell-O best
  46. Using lemon to make voltaic battery
  47. Testing five metals to see which corrodes the fastest
  48. Measuring acidity in rain or snow in your area using pH scale and pH paper
  49. Explaining why fabrics shrink after washing
  50. Best ways to remove bad odors from a room
  51. Testing effects of different acids on different metals
  52. Studying effectiveness of sunscreens
  53. Using litmus paper to test pH levels of various chemicals
  54. Removing red wine stain from carpets
  55. Demonstrating how oppositely charged electrons can be used to bend water
  56. Determining if color factors influence how quickly a candle will burn
  57. Demonstrating effects of salt on oil by creating a “lava lamp” in a cup
  58. Converting impure water into chemically pure water by distillation
  59. Determining which out of four popular cleaners can wipe out a grape juice stain out the best
  60. Demonstrating the growth of crystals in reaction to water temperature by creating homemade snowflakes.
  61. Showing how carbon dioxide gas in soda can cause a volcanic eruption when mixed with mentos candy.
  62. Demonstrating ways to create a translucent egg by causing a chemical reaction to break-down its calcium and erode the shell.
  63. Showing how water temperature affects the dissolving of sugar in liquid.
  64. Observing how two chemicals react to form a flexible polymer, a homemade foam
  65. Project to study the setting of cement
  66. Measuring the amount of acetic acid in vinegar
  67. Studying diffusion of solids in liquids
  68. Studying the foaming capacity of soaps
  69. Determining the amount of caffeine in tea samples
  70. Studying adulterants in food
  71. Studying rates of fermentation of juices
  72. Using pennies for testing how pH affects copper corrosion
  73. Effects of candle wax hardness on burning time of candle
  74. Finding which household waste produces more biogas
  75. Turning milk into plastic
  76. Effects of hardness of water on germination of marigold seeds
  77. Extracting metals from ore through electrolysis
  78. Studying effects of magnetism on growth of plants
  79. Finding which household chemicals can attract and repel insects
  80. Comparing lactose percentage between whole and pasteurized milk
  81. Determining the quantity of casein in milk
  82. Effects of dye on different types of fabric
  83. Extraction of nicotine sulphate from different cigarette samples
  84. Preparing soyabean milk
  85. Preparation of toilet soaps
  86. Plant materials that make the best red color on fabrics
  87. Checking ions present in toothpaste and determining their quality
  88. Determining if detergent in water can affect plant growth
  89. How differences in surfaces affect the adhesion of tape
  90. Presence of cigarette smoke affects the growth of plants
  91. Using black light to detect invisible spills
  92. Distillation of Water from an Aqueous Solution Using a Disposable Apparatus
  93. Effect of Composition on the Melting Point of an Alloy
  94. Effect of Surface Area on the Rate of A Heterogeneous Reaction
  95. Determination of the Molar Volume of Carbon Dioxide
  96. Chromatography to see how different colors can be produced in candies
  97. Making coins shiny or green with acetic acid
  98. Making a soda fountain
  99. Making your own butter at home
  100. Bending bones using vinegar