Steve Spangler Science: The Science of Cleaning Products

It takes some serious chemistry to launder those icky grass stains out of your favorite blue jeans.

There are hundreds of  products available to you to tackle your dirty clothes on laundry day. Which one can get tough stains to really disappear “like magic?” The makers of OxiClean claim that stains literally vanish when the “power of oxygen” is used to safely remove even the most stubborn stains. So, what is the chemistry behind those little white crystals? This activity will give you some laundry-room chemistry that has “science fair” written all over it.

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4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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