Mysterious Chemistry
Kids | Tweens
Please Note: This is an archived page for an event held in 2023

An audience participation event exploring activities that appear almost magical but can be explained with chemistry...

A series of activities where students from the University of Otago Chemistry Department demonstrate some of their favourite activities and make a mess with liquid nitrogen, hydrogen, helium with guaranteed bangs and smoke, plus the mysterious properties of a jelly baby. Then, with the help of the audience, they will give some simple explanations for the activity. There will also be opportunities for audience volunteers to take part and get up close and personal with the chemistry.