Lab On A Slab

Capillary action is the frugal chemist's dream ... the less liquid used, the more tests they can run! Learners experiment with the best design to maximize the benefits of capillary action. Using a liquid sample, they design a capillary route, which leads the liquid through a series of tests. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils record new vocabulary in a graphic organizer for ease of reference
  • As a class, create a list of uses of nanotechnology in everyday life
Classroom Considerations

  • Allow time for preparation prior to using the lab activity
Pros

  • Provides handouts and answer keys for each part of the lab
  • Includes material references to continue researching the topic
Cons

  • Handout for lab one is only available as an answer key