Chemicals of Innovation Lab

Chemicals of Innovation

Grades: 5-8
Duration: 90 minutes

Available Times: 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

*Start and end times may be flexible. Please speak to the Group Reservations specialist when booking.

Concepts/Skills: Chemical reactions, periodic table of elements, energy and matter, cause and effect.


Investigate chemical properties and bring the periodic table to life. Students experiment with chemical reactions and explore real-life applications and innovations featuring the elements of life.

Lab Guide

Design a robust learning experience by selecting resources from this guide that fit the needs of your students. Reinforce learning before, after and even during your visit by diving deeper into some of the science and engineering concepts.

Lab-Related Activities

Lessons marked with an orange gear icon address engineering within the Next Generation Science Standards.

Green Pennies

Grades 5-8

Experiment with different oxidizing compounds to turn pennies green…and back to copper.

Activity: 30 minutes of set-up, 5 days of observation

Periodic Table Battleship

Grades 5-8

Develop a greater familiarity with the Periodic Table of Elements. 

Lesson: 30 mins

Vocabulary Choice Board

Grades K-12

Vocabulary activities to pair with one of our labs or other STEM activities.

Lesson: 20-30 min

Chemicals of Innovation Lab

Exhibit Connections

Make connections between learning from the lab and the exhibits and programs found in The Tech Interactive’s galleries. For more exhibit connections, see the Lab Guide above.