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Forensic Science: Case of the Missing Diamond Maker

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Someone stole a diamond-making machine. Who done it? Scholars use forensic science at six different stations to determine the culprit. They analyze fingerprints, use their senses, and complete chemistry experiments to determine the...
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Forensic Sciences: A Crime Scene Investigation Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Mr. Bergman has been murdered and we need you to solve the crime! The cross-curricular unit covers 11 different types of forensic science and includes 17 activities. Scholars perform blood type analysis, blood spatter analysis, height...
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The Absorption of Solar Energy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Two sequential parts to this lesson introduce your class to the electromagnetic spectrum, the ability to absorb radiant energy, and the pigments in leaves that are responsible for collecting sunlight to be used in the photosynthetic...
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2009 U. S. National Chemistry Olympiad - Local Section Exam

For Students 9th - 12th
Here is a copy of a past national challenge exam that you can use in your general chemistry course as a unit or semester review. Sixty multiple-choice questions query learners on properties of matter, stoichiometry, reactions, and...
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2017 AP® Chemistry Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
More than 83,000 scholars earned college credit, thus saving time and money by passing the AP Chemistry exam in 2017. Use the exact test questions covering concepts from activation energy to solubility to prepare for the upcoming...
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Unit 2: Chemistry Review

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What exactly goes into the medications people take every day? Scholars learn about the chemistry of medications in the second of a four-part series on Pharmacology. Over the course of two weeks, class members complete seven experiments,...
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An Analytical Chemist, a Biochemist, an Animal Scientist, and an Oncologist Walk into a Lab...No Joke

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Oncology presents multiple opportunities for research and the collaboration of many different types of scientists. Scholars divide into groups and research the history of mass spectrometry, polarity/non-polarity,...
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Chemistry Masterclass—Chemistry Outreach

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Immerse your chemistry class in the world of organic chemistry! Science scholars isolate acetaminophen from an over-the-counter sample during an intense and interesting lab. Groups use many different separation and analysis techniques to...
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Aspirin—The Wonder of Medicine

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What do aspirin and the willow tree have in common? Scholars of chemical synthesis engage in a fascinating reaction to make their own aspirin samples. The lab uses thin layer chromatography analysis, includes stoichiometric calculations,...
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Exploring Capillary Action

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Explore capillary action from different perspectives. In the fourth installment of a nine-part series, scholars perform several experiments to observe capillary action. They look at the meniscus of water in a glass, observe capillary...
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Chromatography Lab

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Groups use alcohol and chromatography paper to separate the color components of black ink. The purpose of the activity is to allow the class to become aware that mixtures exist in hidden places. 
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Chromatography of Plant Pigments

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Through a hands-on activity, an acetone-spinach solution is pre-made and learners use this solution to separate the pigments found in spinach using chromatography. The comprehensive resource includes an analysis and conclusion questions.
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Soap, Slime, and Creative Chromatography

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do you think chromatography paper suffers from separation anxiety? Young chemists make soap, slime, silly putty, and experiment with chromatography in this lesson. The material includes clear instructions for each experiment along with...
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Mixtures and Solutions: Paper Chromatography Experiment

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Why does some ink bleed through paper, and other ink doesn't? Practice some paper chromatography to separate the colors from a pen with an interactive experiment for middle and high schoolers. Learners use a variety of solutions to track...
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The Science of Candy!

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Science is fascinating—and delicious! Explore your kids' favorite treats with a series of experiments that focus on the interesting things that candy can do, such as inflating a balloon, modeling an animal cell, and floating ink letters...
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For Teachers 5th - 8th
By viewing this collection of slides, you will understand how to lead junior chemists through a simple paper chromatography activity. Through it, they will separate a mixture of yellow and blue food coloring and consider how such a...
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Introduction to Chemistry

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Written as a textbook reading guide, this worksheet covers foundational concepts for any general chemistry class. From scientific method, measurement, and temperature, to more chemistry-specific topics like chemical and physical changes,...
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Determination of Purity of Food Colours Using Paper Chromatography

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is food color pure or made up of multiple colors? The fifth experiment in a series of seven encourages scholars to identify the color components in food coloring. They use paper chromatography to identify which colors are present and...
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DNA Forensics and Color Pigments

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Use food coloring in electrophoresis. The last segment in a four-part series mimics DNA fingerprinting by using chromatography. Teams conduct chromatography on food coloring to find colors that use similar pigmentation in their makeup.
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The Extraction and Identification of Artificial Food Colors

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know some food dyes are considered safe while others are considered carcinogenic? During the experiment, young chemists extract artificial food colors from prepared foods. Then, they use chromatography paper to identify which...
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Plants in Your Gas Tank: From Photosynthesis to Ethanol

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A series of lab activities helps to fill ecology classes in on the production of biofuels. They perform chromatography and fermentation experiments, writing up their own lab reports for each activity. The lesson concludes with a...
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Lipstick Chromatography/Ink Chromatography

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Junior crime scene investigators are instructed in two different chromatography exercises. For female suspects, they separate and compare lipstick pigments. For male suspects, they separate and compare ink samples. A data sheet is...
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Christa's Lost Lesson: Walking Rainbow

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
What colors exist in the rainbow? Pupils explore primary and secondary colors in one part of the series called Christa's Lost Lessons series by mixing colored water and creating a walking rainbow. They perform an experiment to learn...
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Christa's Lost Lesson: Chromatography

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How do properties of water change in space? Learners explore the concept of chromatography in the installment of Christa's Lost Lessons series as they learn about capillary action. They compare findings from an in-class experiment or...