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Product 12894

By: The Flinn Staff

With the Marbling Paper Chemistry Laboratory Kit, students apply concepts of intermolecular forces, surface tension, and solubility to an age-old craft. Students transfer ink patterns from water's surface to paper and analyze data.

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Break out your inner Picasso! In this “Marbling Paper” lab activity, students will apply the concepts of intermolecular forces, surface tension, solubility, and viscosity to an age-old craft. Utilizing painters’ inks diluted with natural, nontoxic paint thinner, students transfer unique ink patterns from the surface of water to paper and explore how variables affect the results. Effective assessment questions allow students to probe more deeply the simple adage that oil and water do not mix. An excellent cross-curriculum activity that brings science and art concepts to life—show students that chemistry is a creative science! Complete for 8 groups of students.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Constructing explanations and designing solutions

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

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

HS-PS2-6. Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.