Use the Candy Chromatography Kit to explore the hidden colors in dyes
Use the Candy Chromatography Kit to explore the hidden colors in dyes
Use the Candy Chromatography Kit to explore the hidden colors in dyes Candy Chromatography Kit comes with all the chemistry supplies needed Explore how different dyes travel through chromatography paper

Candy Chromatography Science Kit

Price: $34.95
Use this fun chromatography kit to discover the hidden colors in dyes all around you!
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What dyes make an M&M'sĀ® candy orange or a SkittlesĀ® candy red? Do all blue candy coatings use the same color dyes? Is black ink really black? Explore the hidden colors of dyes using paper chromatography, a common technique used in chemistry!

The Candy Chromatography kit includes all the chemistry equipment (and candy!) you need to explore the dyes in everyday foods and inks. Start by exploring the dyes in the candies and markers included, and then move on to investigate dyes you find around the house or in nature. To make sure you see the results from each of your experiments, our scientists have specially selected high-quality, lab-grade filter paper that gives clear visual separation of the dyes. So grab some candy and start your chromatography exploration.

Each kit contains:

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 in the science kit. Project directions are available online.

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.

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
Project Length: Several Days
Project Difficulty: Intermediate
Project Instructions: Paper Chromatography Projects

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