Resources included: Student sheet
Time: 25 minutes
Electrolysis is used to break down substances. Explore the process by building a circuit with simple materials and make sodium hydroxide; one of the most used ingredients in making medicines.
As part of our STEM at home series, we have created some fun, hands-on experiments to engage young people in STEM. They can be completed at home or in school, encouraging students to become lab scientists for the day. As well as including step-by-step instructions and easy to follow diagrams, all can be completed in under 30 minutes with little equipment.
Parental or teacher supervision is advised.
Activity type: Student sheet, At home, Hands-on
Equipment: A glass of water, two pencils and a sharpener, a 9v battery, half a teaspoon of table salt, a piece of card
Time: 25 minutesDownload