NEW! Rad Reactions

by  Michigan Science Center

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Explore the science of chemical and physical reactions using simple materials you can find at home or the grocery store. We’ll explore the scientific properties of lava lamps such as hydrophobicity, density, and convection. With the help of a Michigan Science Center educator, students will build their own lava lamps, create colorful explosions, and discuss what happens when water and oil are forced to mix together.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $250.00
Multipoint Premium: $240.00
View Only: 325.00
View Only Premium: $300.00
Point to Point: $150.00
Point to Point Premium: $140.00


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod Scout Groups Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

Multipoint programs are limited to 50 individual participants, For groups larger than 50 and up to 100 people, please select the "View Only" webinar option. Meeting interactives will be facilitated through chat and polls only.

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Program Delivery Mode

WebExGoogle Meet

Booking Information

Please allow at least 2 weeks for booking.

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and non-refundable. Should an event require the school to close or class to be canceled, programs will be rescheduled. Schools are responsible for rescheduling programs within 6 months of original date. Should the school not choose to reschedule their virtual visit, a credit will remain on the account for use of a virtual program, field trip, Traveling Science program or other MiSci programming.

About This Provider

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Michigan Science Center

Detroit, Michigan
United States

What is ECHO?

ECHO stands for Engaging in Collaborative, Hands-on Learning. Visit the Michigan Science Center and join us for a great learning experience
without leaving your classroom! Our new ECHO program brings live science demonstrations
and activities directly to your students over the internet.  


Our videoconferencing programs allow you and your
students to participate in highly interactive and fun learning in real time. We
have taken the Next Generation Science Standards and have created programs that
are informative and entertaining. No special hardware is required to bring a
virtual visit to your classroom. A connection can be done with a computer,
webcam, projector and high speed internet. All you need to do is click a link
and the fun begins!

313-577-8400 x238

Program Details


This program begins by introducing students to lava lamps and asking questions about the scientific properties of the liquids inside. Next, students will observe and participate in a series of chemistry experiments with the help of the presenter, while deciding whether each one was an example of a chemical or physical change based on what they have learned about the atoms and molecules involved in each. Finally, students will watch an exciting grand finale experiment, performed by the presenter.


The participant will...
- Be able to identify the components of a lava lamp, oil and water, and how they move
- Define a hydrophobic substance and a hydrophilic substance and give examples of each
- Compare chemical and physical changes as they relate to the arrangement of atoms and molecules
- Develop an appreciation for lab safety and protocols