1 class periods of 90 minutes each
This "tongue in cheek" activity is a great way to end the school year. Students decode heavy chemistry words to make a sucker.
Background for Teachers
Safety issues: Safety glasses and hot glass handling equipment is required.
- The fun in this lab comes from making it sound harder than it is. Don't give it away early.
- Tell students they are making a polyhydroxyl hydrocarbon and that they need to follow the directions very carefully and ask if they don't understand something. Do not read the instructions with them.
- Look at the ingredients for the flavorings and write them on the board.
- Supervise the experiment carefully; there is a small risk when heating the liquid.
Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.