University Communications

Chemistry Demonstration for Children

Immaculata University’s Chemistry Department is hosting the Philadelphia section of the American Chemical Society’s annual Chemistry Demonstrations for Children of all Ages.  The event takes place on Saturday, December 8, from 10 a.m. to Noon in Loyola Hall, on the campus of Immaculata University.  The event is free and open to children of all ages.

James Murray, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Immaculata University Chemistry Department, is serving as campus liaison for the event. Dr. Thomas Straub, professor of the Department of Chemistry at La Salle University, will present a series of demonstrations including: Genie in the Bottle, the Circle of Fire, Hero’s Fountain, Lemonade, Baggie Chemistry, Instant Hot Lather, Balloon-on-a-stick, the Incredible Shrinking Balloons, the Sacrifice of the Gummy Bears, and many more.  In addition to the demonstrations, children have an opportunity for hands-on learning by making slime, gak, balloon-on-a-stick, float bubbles, milk art, pH art, and Baggie Chemistry.

“The last Chemistry for children event that Immaculata University hosted was an overwhelming success.  Dr. Straub and I had fun watching the faces of the children as they tackled each new experiment,” commented Dr. Murray.

For more information on Chemistry Demonstrations for Children of All Ages, please contact Dr. Murray at 610-647-4400, ext. 3307 or email at jmurray@immaculata.edu.