Flinn – Best Practices for Teaching Chemistry

Flinn demo videos


Videos of 384 demonstrations performed by teachers. Each one has a write up to replicate the demo from.

Classic Chemistry Demonstrations – The Royal Society of Chemistry

Classic Chemistry Demos - RSC


A book with 100 chemistry demonstrations, downloadable as a pdf.

Indiana University @ Bloomington’s Chemistry Demonstrations

IUB Chemistry Demos


A list of demos by topic that include downloadable instructions (in Word) with descriptions, materials needed, and instructions.

NKU Chemistry Demonstration Database

NKU Chemistry Demo Database


A demo resource site with many videos and some instructions for and discussions of demos.

The Surfing Scientist

Surfing Scientist


An arrangement of demos, lesson plans and videos spanning multiple science fields geared mostly to elementary students.

UVA: Physical Science SOL Activities

Physical Science SOL Activities


Activities correlating to Virginia 8th Grade Physical Science SOLs

Steve Spangler Science

Steve Spangler Science


A plethora of science experiments over a range of topics. The site also has science kits, supplies and gadgets for sale.

ACS: Become a Classroom Resource

Become a Classroom Resource


ACS has come up with a guide to becoming a resource in the classroom, including planning classroom visits, how to discuss topics with children, and sample activities and demonstrations to do with students.

Elmhurst College’s Virtual ChemBook

Virtual ChemBook


This site has a list of chemistry demonstrations, organized by household materials, and lab chemicals. Each one has directions and an explanation. Doesn’t appear to be updated since 2003.

Science is Fun in the Lab of Shakhashiri

Science is Sun


This site has a group of experiments that can be done at home using household materials, descriptions of some common and interesting chemicals, and many additional resources.