Once you have beakers, flasks, test tubes, and the other essential lab equipment, it's time to do the fun stuff! Get started with the 30 beginner chemistry experiments in this introductory chemistry set, written in easy-to-follow steps.
Perfect for anyone just starting out with simple chemistry (whether they're young kids or in high school), this science experiment kit offers a beginner but in-depth and hands-on chemistry experience that promotes lifelong curiosity. This science kit is designed as a companion for our Basic Chemistry Equipment Set and contains chemicals, equipment, instructions, and explanations for chemistry experiments. Want to purchase both as a single kit? Look no further! The Complete Introduction to Chemistry (Grades 6-8) includes all materials for both kits in one box!
This beginner chemistry set will engage middle school kids in interesting and (truly) fun experiments with real chemicals and genuine lab safety gear. Lab supplies, like graduated cylinders, test tubes, and alcohol lamp are not included; rather, this is an experiment kit (with chemicals and instructions) meant to be used with your existing labware.
What do you get?
This bestselling, top-rated chemistry set provides:
- 6 lab-grade chemicals
- 3 household chemicals
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- 16-page full-color manual filled with experiments
- 27 step-by-step experiments
- 3 bonus experiments
- 10 chemistry topics to explore
What experiments can you do?
Check out our sample lab manual and the following experiments, which is only a glimpse at what's possible with this kit:
- Cloud in a Beaker, a demonstration of states of matter
- Color-change Chemistry, an introduction to acids and bases
- Super Cool Slime, an example of polymers
- Sample lab manual
Intended for Grades 6-8, this Basic Introduction to Chemistry set requires adult supervision. Younger children can join in the fun by watching a parent or older child complete the activities and explain the results. You provide common household items, like sugar, salt, and dish soap.
What chemistry principles are covered?
Learn foundational topics: states of matter; solubility & solvents; physical properties; acids & bases; polymerization; precipitation; physical & chemical reactions, and electrochemistry. Explore density, solubility, chromatography, endothermic and exothermic reactions, and more. It's a complete introduction to chemistry!
What else do you need?
To perform every experiment as written in the Basic Introduction to Chemistry manual, you’ll need the following chemistry labware (sold together in our Basic Chemistry Equipment Set). Some substitutions may be possible.
- 250 ml & 600 ml glass beaker
- 100 ml graduated cylinder
- Glass stir rod
- 250 ml flask
- 4 test tubes
- Dropper (pipet)
- Plastic funnel
- Test tube rack & clamp
- Alcohol lamp, stand & denatured alcohol
- pH test strips