Candy Chromatography Science Kit

Kit Contents

- Petri dish
- Pipets, 2
- 150 ml glass beaker
- 400 ml glass beaker
- Filter paper, pack of 10
- Isopropyl alcohol, 30ml
- Wooden splints
- M&Ms
- Skittles
- Food coloring
- Binder clips, 2
- Colored markers
- Permanent black marker
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: Candy Chromatography project
Paper Chromatography project

What makes an M&M orange or a Skittle red? Is black ink really black? Use this chromatography science project kit to answer these questions and more!

Chromatography is a technique used to separate the various components in a complex mixture. Police use chromatography to analyze evidence like blood and explosive residue at a crime scene. Separating a substance into its different components can give police clues to help solve the crime. With this science kit, you will explore which dyes make up your favorite colored candy or what colors are in different black ink pens.

If you would like to run extra trials or try both projects, you can purchase extra filter paper in sheets of 10 here. or in sheets of 100 here.

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