Discover the wonders of chemistry with this well-equipped laboratory set with an excellent selection of 10 different chemicals. Includes a real methylated spirit burner to help when learning about the fascinating chemical reactions involving heat.
Perform 80+ safety-tested, themed experiments, all clearly planned and set out within the detailed instruction manual.
To get full enjoyment from the Science Mad Chemistry set, we recommend having the following household items to hand
Household equipment such as a pencil, tape, nails, clothes peg, aluminium foil and similar items.
Common household chemicals such as citric acid, table salt, vinegar, methylated spirits, food dye and similar materials
What our testers said
“It looks really cool in the box and is really fun to do!” – Girl aged 10
“It is just like being in the science lab at school, I can try and repeat some of the experiments we do there!” – Boy aged 12
What our experts think
Our testers couldn’t believe this set actually held 80 experiments and contained a real flame! The children wanted to start experimenting straight away and were able to follow the instructions in the manual with minimal help. Although the chemistry set doesn’t come with sodium chloride (salt), this along with other common household items are usually close to hand at home and readily available to help bring the experiments to life. Our testers advocate getting a second set of goggles so that adults are able to supervise and get stuck-in with the experiments, as they felt that it was an activity better carried out with another person, which is actually quite nice as it shows their interest in teamwork and collaboration.
The experiments are great for developing children’s understanding of a range of scientific concepts. The children were required to further their scientific vocabulary and think scientifically – predicting, hypothesising, observing and concluding. Practical learning can help reinforce concepts included in the national curriculum, and also benefits problem solving skills. The chemicals were clearly labelled and had child-proof lids to stop younger children from opening them. Due to the content and complexity of the experiments, they should be carried out with an adult.
– Develops children’s understanding of scientific concepts
– Encourages children to follow instructions
– Develops problem solving skills