Monthly Archives: February 2020







The elephant toothpaste chemistry demonstration produces a steaming tube of foam that erupts like an elephant squeezing a giant tube of toothpaste. The classic demo isn’t appropriate for kids because it uses 30% hydrogen peroxide, but there is a safe, easy version, too. The kid-friendly elephant toothpaste demo uses ordinary […]

Kid-Friendly Elephant Toothpaste Demo


Several years ago, if you played a game of ping pong or table tennis, there was a real chance the ball could explode when hit or burst into flame from friction as it struck the table. Do you know why ping pong balls burn? Contrary to a popular myth, they […]

Why Ping Pong Balls Burn



Lightning Strike
The phrase “lightning never strikes the same place twice” means when something really bad (or really good) happens, it won’t happen again. Of course, that isn’t always true. It’s also a myth that lightning never strikes the same place twice. In the short term, lightning is more likely to follow […]

Can Lightning Strike the Same Place Twice?


Cute tiles in love
Chemistry pick up lines can be cute, corny, cheesy, or funny. They might even work! To increase the odds of chemical attraction, try delivering one of these lines while wearing a lab coat or safety glasses. Or, offer your intended a cocktail that changes colors. Most of these pick up […]

Cute Chemistry Pick Up Lines