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See what happens when you ignite a piece of magnesium!Order Now
Put on your safety glasses and get ready for an exciting experiment that will demonstrate what you’ve learned so far in the Chemistry Course! This Burning Magnesium experiment will show you in real-time how the atoms from two elements can combine to form a chemical compound (magnesium oxide). You’ll set up your experiment using the equipment from your kit, being sure to follow the safety guidelines and the step-by-step instructions from the Online Classroom. Then, once your experiment is set up, you’re ready to see a chemical reaction burn bright. Make sure you step back and observe what happens when you ignite your magnesium.
What you'll receive in the Burning Magnesium project kit:
Found in the Starter Kit:
Double Ended Measuring Spoon
Your first lesson of the Chemistry Course gives you the foundation for the rest of the course. Dive into atoms, the building blocks of life.
Atomic Structure. Understand the different parts of an atom and how they interact.
The Period Table. See how the periodic table of elements is organized and what each element’s placement means.
Valence Electroncs. Learn about the electrons in an atom’s outer shell and how that affects an atom.
The Periodic Table
Elements vs. Compounds
This lesson brings the periodic table to life—the perfect launchpoint into the world of chemistry. Ignite your journey with two flame-based experiments and observe chemistry at work. You’ll learn about elements and their properties, explore atomic structures, and discover why certain elements react with one another. Start your Chemistry Course exploration with the basics and get ready to build on the skills and concepts you learn in this introductory lesson.