Plant Pigment Chemistry
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Students discover the roles of pigments present in leaves. They extract and isolate pigments present in autumn leaves using a thin layer chromatography. Very nice lesson and lab!
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Chromatography of Plant Pigments
Through a hands-on activity, an acetone-spinach solution is pre-made and learners use this solution to separate the pigments found in spinach using chromatography. The comprehensive resource includes an analysis and conclusion questions.
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Recognition and Classification of Mixtures
Immerse your chemistry class in solutions! They melt and compare the mixtures that make up margarine, separate black ink into its component colors, distill ocean saltwater, and practice chromatography with plant pigments. There are eight...
9th - 12th Science
The Real Reason Leaves Change Color in the Fall
Discover the chemistry behind the color change in leaves. The lesson narrator describes how trees must recycle nutrients in the leaves before they fall off for the winter. The video breaks down the process and highlights the chemistry of...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable