Resources included: Student sheet
Time: 25 minutes
Target age range: 11-14.
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.
Download resource: Student sheet