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Plant Pigment Chromatography—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB0586 
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Alternative Product Codes: 688950,S06970,1329982,NE30078,470014-610

Price: $83.55

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Plant Pigment Chromatography Laboratory Kit for biology and life science provides an exciting method to study and compare plant pigments. Separate and compare chlorophylls and accessory pigments.

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Provide your students with an exciting method to study and compare plant pigments. Using thin-layer chromatography, students can separate and compare chlorophylls and accessory pigments found in two different plants. This kit makes it easy to set up and perform this interesting experiment and get terrific results in a single class period. Perfect for biology, botany or environmental science students.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs. Perform this experiment in a fume hood or well-ventilated lab.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Acetone, 50 mL
Blue-green algae extract, 1 g
Chromatography solvent, 80 mL
Spinach powder, 1 g
Thin layer chromatography sheets, 20 x 20 cm
Tube, capillary, melting point, both ends open, 100 mm, pkg/100

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models
Structure and function
Energy and matter

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-PS1-2. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
HS-LS1-5. Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy.
MS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.
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.
MS-PS1-1. Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.