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“Chem”-eleon Indicators—Science and Art with Acids and Bases—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7018

Price: $34.55

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The Chem-eleon Indicators Chemistry and Art Laboratory Kit allows students to view paper chameleons change color with basic and acidic chemistry. Creativity flows as students use scientific and artistic skills, making unique “chem”-eleons.

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Watch paper chameleons magically change color with the help of some basic—and acidic—chemistry. Students spot solutions of various household substances on specially treated blotting paper, then estimate the pH of each by the color produced. Creativity flows as students then combine their scientific and artistic skills to make unique, colorful “chem”-eleons. A great integrated learning activity! Includes one acid and one base solution, five red cabbage indicator color charts, complete instructions with reproducible student handouts, valuable Teacher Notes and enough materials to make 30 chameleons.

Complete for 30 students working individually. Common household acids and bases are suggested, but not included.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Hydrochloric acid solution, 0.1 M, 75 mL
Red cabbage extract, universal indicator, 2 g
Sodium hydroxide solution, 0.1 M, 75 mL
Blotting paper, chameleon prints, 5
Cotton swabs, pkg/300
Dishes, weighing, 0.5 g, 1⅝" x 1⅝" x 5/16"
Red cabbage extract, universal indicator chart, 5