Polytechnic School: The Magic of Chemistry

Published : Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 12:40 PM

The magic of chemistry: After spending this year exploring the fundamental principles and practicing the skills of general chemistry, Poly sophomores recently had an opportunity to perform a demonstration and explain the underlying chemical concepts to their younger counterparts.

Students exploded gummy bears (in the fume hood), made a solution that switched from yellow to blue and back again, created a purple haze (again, in the fume hood), and fabricated “elephant toothpaste” (called this because the resulting foam looks like toothpaste fit for an elephant).

Polytechnic School, 1030 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 396-6300 or visit www.polytechnic.org.






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