Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Welcome to Home Chemistry -- Science Labs You Can Do at Home!

Thanks for visiting Home Chemistry! This blog archives the chemistry experiments and demonstrations my kids and I did during their homeschooling years. You can go directly to the experiment posts here.

These are standard activities comparable to those done in school, following the book The Joy of Chemistry by Cathy Cobb and Monty L. Fetterolf, both chemistry teachers at the secondary and college level. And in case you're wondering, our approach to science is strictly evidence based, not religious.

Almost all the activities require only ordinary household substances. Instead of specialized lab glassware, we used plastic cups, saucers, spoons. They are all easily done by anyone regardless of scientific background. Throughout the year, we checked in with "real" scientists (including one Nobel laureate) to validate what we were doing. In fact, our work was featured in The New York Times and Chemical and Engineering News. And my oldest one was accepted at and is now graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology.

I hope you find these resources helpful. Good luck and have fun!

Kathy Ceceri