Student Science Experiments
Not only does Alka-Seltzer help you to feel better fast, it's also pretty cool to watch!
The familiar fizzing you hear when you drop an Alka-Seltzer tablet into a glass of water is the result of a chemical reaction. It's also the perfect tool for demonstrating some very nifty science principles; things like the factors affecting the rates of chemical reactions, or the colors produced by a chemical reaction. The following are some science experiments appropriate for in-school or at-home use.
All of the experiments must be done in the presence of a parent or teacher.
- Experiment 1: The Effect of Temperature on Rate of Reaction
- Experiment 2: The Effect of Particle Size on Rate of Reaction
- Experiment 3: The Effect of Concentration of the Reactants
- Experiment 4: Factors which effect the rate of chemical reactions
- Experiment 5: Chemistry Colors - Mix and Match
- Experiment 6: It's Chemical!
- Experiment 7: Why does Alka-Seltzer make your upset stomach better?
- Experiment 8: Alka Rockets