Henkel Researchers’ World Series of Virtual Science Experiments
Henkel Researchers’ World is an education initiative designed by Henkel to introduce children (ages 8 – 10) to the fascinating world of science by putting them in the role of actual researcher. Now, it’s your turn!
Join us for a series of three 15-minute science experiments that will premiere on YouTube on the second Monday of each month at 6PM ET – starting on National STEM Day, Nov. 8! After that, the experiments are available for on-demand viewing.
Lessons are free and no registration is required. The materials you need to participate can be found in your kitchen or local grocery store. Please let your parent or an adult know you would like to participate so they can help you prepare and conduct the experiment.
Start now! Lesson 1 is posted below for on demand viewing. Hold the dates for the next lessons on December 13 and January 10 and come back to this page to participate.
Join in lesson 1: Separating Plastics for Recycling!
1. Check the list below and gather the materials you need.
2. Click video and start science fun!
3. After you complete the experiment, click here to answer a few quick survey questions and tell us what you think.
What you need for the experiment:
Large clear cylindrical container – like a drinking glass or vase
Warm water to fill container
Wooden spoon – taller than the container for “stirring” the plastics
Table salt or sugar
Tablespoon for measuring
Variety of empty plastics with recycling numbers from 1 – 7. You do not need all types to complete the experiment. Ask your parent or an adult to help you collect and cut plastics for the experiment. Examples to look for:
- bags for buying fruits and vegetables at the store
- plastic bottles and caps for beverages, ketchup, and containers for yogurt
- balloons and straws