Holiday Chemistry

The element Ho Ho Ho

Pick a fun science project for the holidays! Prepare a chemistry-related ornament for your own tree or for a classroom “chemis-tree.” Marble paper for gift wrap. Sing a chemistry carol. Decide if you’d like to eat a “variegated disaccharide ‘J’ tube,” and lots more. 

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  • Christmas Bulb Chromatography Ornaments
    “Deck the hall with bulbs of color. Fa la la la la la la la la. Made with ink and a solvent water. Fa la la la la la la la la.”
  • ElementsCubed
    Check out the ornaments this Etsy store has sold for inspiration. What does each cube ornament contain?
  • Crystal Snowflake Ornaments
    Forget brewing coffee with those filters—make a beautiful crystal snowflake instead.
  • Elemental Ornaments
    Elements become ornaments! See how these students interpreted the properties of their elements.
  • Slime Ornaments
    Slime on your tree? Yes! Mix up a batch of your favorite oozy goo to put in fillable ornaments.
  • Shrinky Dink Christmas Ornaments
    Start with a bigger idea, then make it mini with shrinking plastic.

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