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Hands-on Activity

Candy Chromatography

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Summary
In this activity, students will use paper chromatography to separate the colors in the dyes used to color candies. (Please note: some candies are processed in factories with peanuts, so colored markers may be used as an alternative if you have students with peanut allergies)
Overview
Topic: Chromatography
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of the components of solutions such as dyes.
  • An exploration of methods of separating solutions and analyzing them.
Objective
Students will gain an understanding of techniques for measuring acidity, as well as using known standards to measure the properties of unknown solutions.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 3 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

5-MINUTE REFRESHER

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