Candy Chromatography Science Kit

Kit Contents

2 Plastic transfer pipets
1 100 ml plastic beaker
1 500 ml plastic beaker
20 Filter paper strips, 6" x 3/4",
2 99% Isopropyl alcohol, 30ml
2 Wooden splint
1 M&M's®, fun size package
1 Skittles®, fun size package
1 Food coloring, 4 color pack
2 Binder clips, small
1 Permanent black marker
1 Washable black marker
1 Black ballpoint pen

Printed instructions are not included with the science kit. Project directions are available online.

You will also need from home:

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Plastic wrap
  • Metric ruler
  • Measuring cup and container for 4 cups of water
  • 1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon (tsp) measuring spoon
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Lab notebook

Candy Chromatography Science Kit

Price: $34.95
Project Length: Several Days
Project Difficulty: Intermediate
Project Instructions: Paper Chromatography Projects

What dyes make an M&M's® candy orange or a Skittles® candy red? Do all blue candy coatings use the same color dyes? Is black ink really black? Use this fun and easy chromatography kit to explore the hidden colors in dyes all around you! This chromatography kit comes with all the chemistry equipment (and candy!) you need to explore the dyes in everyday foods and inks. Students can start by exploring the dyes in the candies and markers included and then move on to investigate dyes they find around the house or in nature. With young science explorers in mind, we've upgraded this kit to contain durable plastic beakers. Our kit also contains high-quality, lab-grade filter paper that gives clear visual separation of the dyes to make the results easy to see for young chemists.

Note: The kit contains enough filter paper to do 40 trials, enough for either of the projects we suggest. If you would like to run extra trials or try both projects, you can purchase extra filter paper strips in packs of 50 (enough to do 100 more trials) here.

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