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Product 12748

By: The Flinn Staff

The Chromatography Challenge Science and Art Guided-Inquiry Kit introduces students to the principles of chromatography. Students reproduce multicolor patterns created by an instructor using radial paper chromatography and black markers.

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Black is the absence of color—or is it? The challenge in this inquiry-based activity is for students to reproduce beautiful multicolor art patterns created by the teacher using radial paper chromatography and a variety of black markers. Students are amazed at the unique art chromatograms that can be made, and teachers delight in the novel problem-solving strategies students use to recreate the designs. An excellent activity to teach compounds and mixtures, the separation of mixtures and the principles of chromatography. Includes detailed instructions with reproducible student handouts, valuable Teacher Notes and a page of beautiful color photos of sample art.

Complete for 90 radial chromatograms. Includes one set of eight markers. Additional sets of markers are available separately.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS2.B: Types of Interactions
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS2.B: Types of Interactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect