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Drawing Like da Vinci—A Recipe for Medieval Ink—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7158

Price: $32.55

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With the Drawing Like da Vinci Science Laboratory Kit, go back in time to the Middle Ages to discover the chemistry behind the ancient process of making ink! This is an excellent kit to show evidence of chemical versus physical changes.

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Before da Vinci could write his “code,” he needed ink. Where did he get the ink? He made it! Students will go back in time to the Middle Ages to discover the chemistry behind the ancient process of making ink. After investigating the chemical reactions involved, the fun continues as students write and draw their own creations with the finished product! An excellent activity to show evidence of chemical versus physical changes. Includes complete instructions with reproducible student handouts and all necessary materials—including special writing “parchment” and “quills." Complete for 30 students working in pairs.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit: 
Acacia, powder, 50 g
Hydrogen peroxide, McKesson®, 3%, 4 oz
Steel wool, fine, 1 pad
Vinegar, 200 mL
Chromatography paper, sheet, 15
Dishes, weighing, 0.5 g, 1⅝" x 1⅝" x 5/16", 15
Pipet, Beral-type, extra fine tip, 15
Pipet, Beral-type, thin stem, 15


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
HS-PS2-2. Use mathematical representations to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system.