The Mad Scientist Lab is a fun way for students to practice accuracy in measurement and recording observations while creating their own unique chemical concoction. Starting with Universal Indicator Solution, students will decide which chemicals to add, in which order, and the amount for each. Every group of students will get different unique results depending upon their choices but their results must be confirmed by another set of mad scientists following their procedure ... EXACTLY!
This product includes:
A PRESENTATION (PowerPoint and PDF) explaining the procedure and safety guidelines (i.e. "wear your goggles").
A STUDENT HANDOUT (PDF) for recording data and observations.
LAB SETUP INSTRUCTIONS (PDF) outlining everything needed to set up the lab including the preparation of chemical stock solutions.
LAB SIGNS (PDF) to post in your lab.
The Mad Scientist Lab goes well with the Observing Chemical Changes Lab and the Mystery Solutions Lab as all three labs use the same chemical stock solutions (mix them once for all three labs).
Chemical Changes Lab
Mystery Solutions Lab