Packing peanuts are the focus of this lab activity. Water and acetone are used to dissolve styrofoam and cornstarch peanuts to illustrate the ideas of solubility, solvents, and physical changes. The initial reaction is acetone on styrofoam. The cup is placed in a metal tart pan and the acetone is added to the cup, which begins to dissolve immediately. Surprising, entertaining and a great segue into the topic.
Demo Pack includes 1oz acetone, 1 tart pan, 1 styrofoam cup, bag of mixed peanuts
Study Group Pack includes 4 1-oz acetone, 4 tart pans, 4 styrofoam cups, 4 bags of mixed peanuts
Classroom Pack includes 10 1-oz acetone, 10 tart pans, 10 styrofoam cups, quart bag of mixed peanuts
School Pack includes 10 1-oz acetone, 1 qt. acetone, 40 tart pans, 40 styrofoam cups, gallon bag of mixed peanuts