Capture Science in a Jar!

With Mason Jar Science, kids ages 8 and up create a science lab and conduct 40 fun and fascinating experiments using common household items, including one of the most accessible and versatile pieces of equipment available — the mason jar! Curious kids can test principles of chemistry and earth science while learning the “why” behind what they observe. We offer two versions of the guides: one for both booksellers and librarians, and another for teachers. Our bookseller and librarian version includes promotional materials to make your event a success, including a promotional poster, signup sheet, media announcement, and social media graphics. Use these guides to plan a workshop or lesson for your group or class, and help kids discover the wonders of science in the microcosm of a jar!

Classroom Guide for Teachers

Includes a teacher’s guide and instructions for three lessons.


Workshop Guide for Booksellers and Librarians

Workshop leader’s guide, instructions for three projects, promotional poster, signup sheet, media announcement, and social media graphics to promote your event.



Mason Jar Science

40 Slimy, Squishy, Super-Cool Experiments; Capture Big Discoveries in a Jar, from the Magic of Chemistry and Physics to the Amazing Worlds of Earth Science and Biology

by Jonathan Adolph

Heatproof, transparent, and durable, the mason jar is a science lab just waiting to be discovered. Unlock its potential with 40 dynamic experiments for budding scientists ages 8 and up. Using just a jar and a few ordinary household items, children learn to create miniature clouds, tiny tornadoes, small stalactites, and, of course, great goo and super slime! With a little ingenuity, the jar can be converted into a lava lamp, a water prism, a balloon barometer, or a compass. Each fun-packed project offers small-scale ways to illustrate the big-picture principles of chemistry, earth science, botany, biology, and physics.