What do the human body and a car engine have in common? How do plants make food from sunlight? What makes fireflies light up? Energy produced by chemical reactions fuels living systems. This program shows how energy is used in living systems by demonstrating some of the chemical reactions that are important in metabolism and respiration, photosynthesis, and bioluminescence. These lively and illuminating demonstrations have been developed by CU’s Chemistry and Biochemistry Club.

Supports CDE Academic Standards for Life Science & Physical Science.

This project is made possible by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.


Group size: Up to 100 students
Grades: 4-9
Cost: $210 per presentation; $145 for each additional presentation

To request this Classroom Presentation, complete the online request form.

Questions? Contact Hester Nadel via email or call 303-492-8640.