Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter. This activity focuses on understanding the elements, compounds, chemical reactions, and their impact on the world around us.


  • Develop knowledge of matter, its properties, and the changes it undergoes.
  • Improve problem-solving and analytical thinking skills through conducting experiments.
  • Appreciate the role of chemistry in everyday life and various scientific and technological advancements.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of materials and their applications in diverse fields.


  • Websites: American Chemical Society (ACS) (, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) (, Khan Academy (
  • Books: “Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction” by Peter Atkins, “Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson
  • YouTube Videos: “The Periodic Table Song” by The Periodic Table ([invalid URL removed]), “Crash Course Chemistry” by Crash Course ([invalid URL removed])

Starting Tips:

  • Learn about the Periodic Table and its elements.
  • Conduct simple and safe science experiments at home to explore basic chemical reactions (e.g., baking soda and vinegar volcano).
  • Watch educational videos and documentaries about the wonders of chemistry and its applications.
  • Visit a local science museum or chemistry lab (with adult supervision) to see experiments and learn about equipment.
  • Read books and articles about the history of chemistry and the lives of famous chemists.
  • Participate in science fairs or competitions related to chemistry.
  • Volunteer at a science lab or environmental organization.
  • Pursue higher education in chemistry, engineering, or related fields.
  • Advocate for responsible use of chemicals and sustainable practices.

Age to Start:

Any age can start learning about chemistry by exploring their surroundings and asking questions. However, conducting experiments, in-depth learning, and using online resources are usually suitable for children aged 10 and above, with adult supervision for safety.


  • Varies depending on the chosen activity:
    • Basic chemistry kit: $10-$50+ (optional)
    • Safe and readily available household items for simple experiments
    • Books and resources: $10-$20 each

Weekly/Monthly Costs:

  • Varies depending on the chosen activity:
    • Science experiments: Minimal costs for basic materials.
    • Educational trips (museums, science centers) (optional): May have entrance fees.
    • Chemistry kit (optional): One-time purchase cost.

Practice Frequency:

  • Regular exploration, observation, and learning habits are key. Aim to spend some time (e.g., a few hours per week) exploring basic concepts, conducting experiments (with adult supervision), or reading/learning about chemistry.

Requirements for Mastery:

  • Level 1: Understand basic chemical concepts like atoms, molecules, elements, and compounds.
  • Level 2: Balance chemical equations and predict the products of simple reactions.
  • Level 3: Design and conduct complex and safe science experiments related to chemistry.
  • Level 4: Contribute significantly to the field of chemistry through research, development, or educational initiatives.

Famous People in Chemistry:

  • Marie Curie (pioneer in radioactivity research)
  • Dmitri Mendeleev (developed the Periodic Table)
  • Louis Pasteur (microbiologist who developed vaccines and pasteurization)


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