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Making Natural Paint—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7523

Price: $62.70

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Incorporate The Making Natural Paint Consumer Chemistry Laboratory Kit into green chemistry lessons and witness students create beautiful works of chemistry art! Students learn about amino acids as they produce a natural paint from casein.

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Incorporate this student laboratory kit into your green chemistry lessons and witness your students’ enthusiasm as they create beautiful works of chemistry art! Students learn about the structure and properties of amino acids as they produce a natural paint from the milk protein casein. Five different color food dyes are included in this kit to add color interest to the environmentally-friendly paint. As students have fun experimenting with their natural paint, they will gain appreciation for the practical application of green chemistry! Includes reproducible student handouts, Teacher Notes, and all necessary chemicals. Complete for 30 students working in pairs.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit: 
Casein, 250 g
FD&C food dye, blue 1, 2 g
FD&C food dye, green 3, 2 g
FD&C food dye, red 40, 2 g
FD&C food dye, yellow 5, 2 g
FD&C food dye, yellow 6, 2 g
Sodium borate, lab grade, 100 g
Microspatulas, pkg/8, 2


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information
Analyzing and interpreting data
Developing and using models

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS2.B: Types of Interactions
HS-ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
HS-ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions

Crosscutting Concepts

Structure and function
Patterns
Cause and effect

Performance Expectations

HS-PS1-1. Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.
HS-PS2-6. Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.
HS-ETS1-2. Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
HS-ETS1-3. Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.