The University of Arizona Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (CBC) has a very active undergraduate chemistry club. The group has weekly meeings and participates in a wide range of outreach activities. Their web page can be found under chemistry links on this web site.
The club put on it's annual Magic Show in Old Chemistry 111 on October 18, 2014. It was well attended and enjoyed by kids, parents, and students. Below are a few pictures of the event.
Before the show: Periodic Table Cupcakes!
ACS Literature Table
Waiting in the wings...
The assembled performers...
On with the show!
Preparing a staircase of candles
The burning candles being extinguished by dense carbon dioxide
Preparing lycopodium powder
Setting up to demonstrate acid base indicators
Raising the pH
Adding dry ice
Carbonic acid at work
Making soap bubbles full of carbon dioxide
Setting up to make lots of foam
About to add sulfuric acid to sugar
Turning sugar into carbon
Liquid nitrogen is always fun
Flowers become brittle and balloons shrink
Smashing a frozen onion
Smoke and mirrors...
Greeting performers after the show