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A Cast Member showing young adults a chemistry molecular model
This program requires registration before ticket package purchase.

Gain a greater understanding of modern chemistry and its practical application through observations and hands-on experiments within Epcot.

For groups of 10 or more.

  • Walt Disney World, Florida
  • Year-Round
  • Elementary, Middle–Junior High, Girl Scout Juniors, Girl Scout Cadettes
  • Starting Price

Program Overview

What is chemistry? Many of us envision beakers, burners, lab coats, symbols, charts, molecular compounds, complex equations and mysterious secret formulas… but chemistry isn't limited to a lab! It's happening all around us, all the time!

In Everyday Chemistry, science is demystified as participants discover that everything they hear, see, smell, taste and touch involves chemistry and chemicals. Guests will come to understand that chemistry is the science of change and it's the job of chemists to predict and explain how matter interacts to form the new substances that we come into contact with every day.

Learning Objectives

After completing Everyday Chemistry, participants will be able to:

  • Define chemistry
  • Define photosynthesis
  • Illustrate the role of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen in sources of energy
  • Demonstrate how elements can be manipulated to create substitutes
  • Demonstrate how elements are the building blocks of everything
  • 2 types of polymers—natural and synthetic
  • Create an elastomer
  • Recognize the periodic table of elements
  • Identify carbon, hydrogen and oxygen on the periodic table of elements
  • Build a model of a water molecule
  • Build a model of a glucose molecule
  • Build a model of a linear polymer
  • Articulate and demonstrate the benefits of chemistry

All programs subject to availability. Program content, times, attractions and locations subject to change due to inclement weather, availability or group dynamics. Students must meet minimum age/grade requirements.

National Core Standards

Disney Youth Education Series fulfill many of the National Core Standards. Review the standards explored through this experience.

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Plan Your Trip

Park Location: Epcot®
Program Length: 3 hours
Program Start Date: 8:30 AM & 12:45 PM
Program Grade Range: Grades 4 - 9

Below are 6 easy steps for planning your Disney Youth Education Series visit to Walt Disney World® Resort.

  1. Select the program(s) that best suits your group.
  2. Choose the dates you intend to visit. Disney Youth Education Series programs are available year-round. While we will work diligently to accommodate your request, we ask that you identify an alternate program date in case programming is not available on your preferred date.
  3. Submit a Program Request Form. Programs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is encouraged to ensure availability of your chosen program.
  4. Upon receipt of confirmation from the Disney Youth Programs team, you may purchase your value-priced group theme park Ticket Packages, which include your first Disney Youth Education Series program. Ask your Disney Youth Representative about adding additional programs during your visit to maximize your experience.
  5. You can also purchase tickets that include other Disney parks or events, including: Disney water parks, Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course, Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
  6. Be sure to request information on food and beverage options and convenient Disney on-site group hotel accommodations.

Additional Guests

Additional Guests are the perfect way to share the wonder and magic of your Walt Disney World® Resort visit. Students, friends and family can each enjoy their own special kind of Disney fun with the same great value-priced Disney Youth Education Series ticket packages!* The Disney Youth Education Series Additional Guest ticket package does not include participation in the Disney Youth Education Series program.

Additional Information

Disney Youth Representatives can guide you in choosing the programs that best suit your group, plan your food and beverage options and book your Disney Resort accommodations at special group rates.

*A minimum of 10 students is required and a maximum of one (1) adult may attend the program per every five (5) students. Minimum of 1 adult per 15 students must attend the Program. The number of Group Leaders and additional Guests (i.e. chaperones, parents, siblings, etc.) may not exceed the number of students.

Theme park admission is required and all participants must purchase a Disney Youth Education Series Ticket Package to attend any Disney Youth Education Series program. Use of an admission is required for entrance into the park on the date of your program. Tickets are valid for 7 days prior to your arrival date and after departure date. Tickets are only available to residents of the Domestic U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Annual passes, complimentary admission and regular front‐gate admission cannot be applied to the cost of a program.

All programs subject to availability. Program content, times, attractions and locations subject to change due to inclement weather, availability or group dynamics. Students must meet minimum age/grade requirements.

Materials

Use the downloadable materials below to share the objective and key learning points of this program with other teachers, administrators and parents. Also, refer to these materials for support in writing grant applications.

Download the Program Description Sheet

The program description sheet provides an overview of the experience and the key learning points of the program.

Download the Supplemental Materials sheet

Engage in these activities with your students either before or after your trip to the Disney theme parks.