Fifth Grade Detect What's Inside a Substance Science Projects (1 result)

Identify the parts that you don't see that make up what you do see in a chemical substance. Use chromatography, a technique to separate components in a mixture, to find out what pigments make up the colors in markers, candy or leaves.

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Have you ever looked at sunlight through a prism? If so, you know that the prism can separate the sunlight into many different colors of light — a rainbow. Like sunlight, chemical mixtures can also be broken into their component parts. One way of doing this is a simple technique called paper chromatography. What do you think you will see if you use paper chromatography to look at the components of black ink? Is black ink just black? Find out for yourself! Read more
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