Cultivate some kitchen chemistry with series 2 of ExpeRimental. These films were funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

About ExpeRimental

All about ExpeRimental, our series of videos that help you bring science home.

Tips for doing science at home

Five things to keep in mind while doing the activities to get the most out of science experiments at home with your children.

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Colour quest

Discover the hidden colours in ink.


Make an uncooked egg bounce!

ExpeRimental candles activity

Candle chemistry

Experiment with the chemistry of candles and make a flame jump through the air.

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Rufus and the racers

Comedian Rufus Hound and his son Alby make soap powered boats and learn how soap affects the way water molecules hold onto each other.

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Playing with play dough

Pasha, Rushana and their son Aaryan learn about mixtures, solutions and chemical reactions while making home-made play dough.

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Fizzy bottle rockets

Danielle and Michael make self-propelled rockets out of juice bottles in an adventure playground, and learn how a chemical reaction which produces gas can be used to propel a rocket.

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Colour changing cabbage juice

Andy and his nephews make a beautiful colour changing liquid from cabbage juice, and explore the science of indicator solutions.

Fizzy cubes

Olympia and her daughter Viola make a self-inflating balloon and experiment to find out which household liquids react with bicarbonate of soda.

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Making butter

Catherine and the Lurgan Brownies Group make butter from cream.

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Cakes in a cup

Investigate the chemistry of cakes by making microwave mug cakes and seeing what happens when you leave out key ingredients from the recipe.

Downloads – 11-20

Printable info sheets, certificates and badges to help make the most of the second batch of ExpeRimental activities, all about chemistry.