Valentines Day Chemistry

hearts with chemistry equipment
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Love is in the air for Valentine’s Day! Check out these links for ideas to celebrate it chemistry-style. You can make science-themed valentines, create a borax crystal heart, learn a valentine demo to share with your sweetheart, and more.

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  • Attar of Roses
    Give your sweetheart a rose for Valentine’s Day. Or… just buy one for yourself and try this experiment.
  • Colored Flowers
    Let them know you care with flowers. But don’t forget the chemistry twist—color them first using a classic capillary action experiment.
  • Paper Chromatography with Valentine's Day Flowers
    Have your valentine flowers left behind only dried up petals and a memory of the day? Let the petals keep on giving with this chemistry activity.
  • Love Potion Flower
    Can’t decide if your sweetheart would prefer white or pink flowers? Give them both with this color-changing flower.

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(all sites accessed January 2018)