Can’t get enough of the lab?  Perhaps you wish you had more time to practise and feel prepared for lab work?  Maybe you just want to meet some like-minded folk that love all things science 🙂

Never fear, the Kitchen Lab team are here with a series of workshops that will help you revise and build confidence with those essential lab skills.  Take a look at what’s on offer this semester

To view available sessions and register to attend, follow this link to the events page.

Week Workshop Description
1 Introduction to working in the lab…with chocolate Use your observation skills to classify different types of chocolate.
2 Hitting the bull’s eye – all about measurement This workshop is all about trial and error.  Trial different equipment used for measuring in the lab and learn how to make measurements both accurate and precise
3 Making potions: solutions and dilutions Learn the technical aspects of making up solutions.  This includes measuring reagents, using measurement equipment in the lab, as well as algebra fundamentals, rearranging equations and unit conversions necessary for making up solutions.
4 Titrations and pH: colour changing unicorn solutions Practise doing a titration using a cabbage indicator solution and work through the relevant calculations.
5 Connect the dots: can your dilution make a perfect line? This workshop focuses on the use of the spectrophotometer and developing and using standard curves.
6 & 7 Exploding marshmallows (and other experiments) Pull all your skills together to design and conduct an experiment.  Then analyse and interpret your data and develop the outline of a scientific report.

All on campus workshops are held at Gardens Point campus (GP O-304) on Tuesdays 11am – 12:30 pm and repeated at Kelvin Grove campus (KG S-106) on Wednesday 10:30 am – 12 noon.

If you’d can’t make it on to campus, online modules will be available for you to work though at your own ‘Kitchen Lab’ bench at your own pace.  We are only zoom away if you would like some feedback.

To view and register for the sessions, follow this link to the events page.

If you have questions about the sessions, please contact the Kitchen Lab team at

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