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)
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration of the components of solutions such as dyes.
- An exploration of methods of separating solutions and analyzing them.
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
Use these quick refreshers to prep for your next class.