Make and test your own shampoo (age 10-12)

11.00am to 3.00pm, Thursday 17 August

L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

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  • Shampoos to test on display

    Credit: Ri
  • Type

    Summer Schools 2017
  • Audience

    Age 10-12


Standard £35

Ri Young Members £29.75

Event description

This workshop gives an introduction to pH, emulsification, ionic chemistry. It is also a great workshop to focus on fair testing and experimental design. Students will perform their own experiments on a commercial shampoo, measuring the viscosity, foamability, pH and learning about its emulsifying properties.

A key part of this workshop is to give students the chance to think about the design and validity of scientific experiments. Using their results, students can then compare their own shampoo to the commercial product. They will produce a ‘standard’ product then have the opportunity to adjust the recipe according to what properties they liked the most about the shampoo.

At the end of the workshop the students will be able to take home their final product. We encourage the students to think about all aspects of producing a good product through experimentation.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 10-12 year olds only.

Discounted tickets are available to Ri Members. Find out more about how to join.

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.

Financial assistance

The Potential Trust may be able to offer financial assistance to enable children to participate in Ri events and activities if this would otherwise be difficult.

Please contact Anna Comino–James preferably via telephone on +44 (0)1844 351666, or at their new email address

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